Five facts about Manchester United's next right-winger Adnan Januzaj

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Adnan Januzaj is the Belgian winger impressing in Manchester United's under-21 side. Who is he?

Sir Alex Ferguson singled out youngster Adnan Januzaj alongside Nick Powell last month as a player to watch, tipping the youngster to make a breakthrough at the club.

"Nick Powell and Adnan Januzaj were in the reserves on Monday and you say to yourself, ’These are definite Manchester United first-team players’.

“They have outstanding qualities. We can see that. They can see that in trusting us to map out their careers, they can get to Danny (Welbeck)’s level."

Januzaj this week spoke ahead of the under-21 win over Southampton on Monday night in which he played a starring role, of his delight at his manager's comments, telling

"Of course, it was great. He is a big coach, the boss, and it’s a good feeling. I always want to do better and better but it felt good and was a really big step for me. I hope to achieve something at Manchester United."

With United on course to win the Premier League title with games to spare, and the current cast of wingers underperforming, there is every chance he could even be handed a first team opportunity before the end of the season.

So what can we tell you about the exciting prospect? Here are five facts about him...

1) 18-year-old Januzaj hails from Belgium - born in Brussels, but has Kosovan Albanian heritage.

2) Januzaj is a right-winger who has been a regular for United's under-21s since January, scoring once and providing five assists.

3) Januzaj was signed from Anderecht two years ago at just 16, with United reported to have paid a figure of £297,000 for his services.

4) He is described by United on their website as a 'creative spark', skilled at set pieces, and is left footed despite playing the majority of his football on the right-wing.

5) His contract at United runs until 2015, so United do not have to fear any repeat of the Paul Pogba situation any time soon.

He can also be found on Twitter at @adnan_januzaj where he recently described Phil Jones as a 'gladiator', and agreeing that Nani should never have been sent off against Real Madrid. 

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