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Januzaj Impresses In Rooney's Position

It seems that Manchester United's young star Adnan Januzaj can do no wrong.

It is clear that the Belgian born teen has a bright future at Old Trafford but in the meantime he is illuminating the present.

Januzaj put in another stellar performance for the Red Devils on Tuesday night, helping them see off Norwich in the Capital One Cup.

Stepping into some big shoes for the night, Januzaj played in and pulled off, Wayne Rooney’s favoured number 10 position.

To say he did not look out of place is an understatement and Januzaj glittered just as he has done in his other first-team appearances for United on the wing.

After the match, United’s assistant manager, Steve Round, claimed that the club is excited by Januzaj’s versatility, claiming that the teen has enough precocious talent to excel in a number of positions.

"We see him as a No. 7, a No. 10 or  No. 11. He can play [as] any of those three," he said.

"You ask our reserve coach and he'd say a No. 9. He played there last season.

“We are trying to give him as much experience as we can and play him in as many positions.

“Adnan is coming on from strength to strength."

Another youngster that the assistant gaffer singled out for praise was debutant Wilfried Zaha.

The coltish winger has been chomping at the bit for his first start as a senior Manchester United player and when it finally came last night he did not disappoint.

It is unclear if Zaha did enough to dislodge his rivals for a wing berth in the first-team but Round was pleased with the former Crystal Palace flyer’s performance.

"I was pleased for Wilf Zaha to get a start and play so well,” he said.

“That will have done his confidence the world of good."


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