Manchester United linked with Belgian wonderkid from Januzaj's old club

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Manchester United are apparently interested in adding to their Belgian continent.

For Manchester United it's all suddenly about the Red Devils - the nickname they share with Belgium's international team.

Their breakthrough star at present is 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj, who impressed off the bench against Crystal Palace at the weekend, while deadline day addition Marouane Fellaini is a key player for his country.

Young right-back Marnick Vermijil is also out on loan, speaking previously of his own ambitions to break into the international set up, and he too looks like having a very good career ahead of him.

Now they have reportedly set their sights on another talent on the never-ending Belgian production line, Youri Tielemans. (source: Belgian website RTBF)

Tielemans is 16-years-old and plays for Januzaj's former club Anderlecht, who he left at the same age.

He is an athletic central midfielder who has already broken into Anderlecht's first team, making his debut in July at 16 years, two months and 21 days.

In his first three appearances in Belgian's Jupiler Pro League to date for the champions, Tielemans already has an assist to his name, provided in a 3-0 win over Beveren last month.

Tielemans has been back in the under-21s in recent games, but his rapid development is said to have made Manchester United take notice, while rivals Manchester City have been previously linked with him.

He is of course a Belgian youth international, bagging a sensational eight goals from 10 games for Belgium's under-16 side, including a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Germany in May.

Tielemans is quite a talent, and you can check him out in action below:

Would he be a smart signing for United?

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