‘Cheating, diving little Belgian kid’ - Famous Arsenal fan not sold on United starlet Januzaj

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan is not Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj's biggest fan.

Adnan Januzaj certainly stole the Premier League show yesterday evening, with his brace against Sunderland saving face for the Premier League champions who had toiled once again - only this time against the Premier League’s basement club.

His double gave United victory, and his second goal in particular was a thing of beauty, to quote the tag-line of another famous Belgian import.

After the game the talk was of a star being born, of him being as good as Rooney at that age, of him potentially playing for England in 2015!

But of course, there was one blip on the occasion, his dive.

Januzaj was showing off his dribbling skill, mazing his way in between Sunderland defenders left right and centre when all of a sudden he went to ground - a blatant dive.

Cue the obvious comparisons to Ashley Young to start flying in on Twitter.

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But he is only 18-years-old, and in this modern era, when to not take a tumble is now becoming something of a naïve misconception of how it used to be, it should be fully expected to see him try to win a penalty.

Does that mean it is right? No, 100% I disagree with the ‘art of simulation’ but it is something that is here to stay - like it or not.

But for some they couldn’t see that this was just the act of an excited teenager trying his utmost to make an impact on the football world.

Piers Morgan for instance was not so kind.

In what was a loosely laced attack on former Arsenal player Robin Van Persie, with whom he is not the best of acquaintances after the Dutchman walked out on his beloved Arsenal, he dubbed the teen … well, look for yourself…

Harsh words from Piers, as I have already mounted my defence for Januzaj.

But still we hope this is the end of his tumbling performances as he can clearly do the talking in different ways to throwing himself to the turf.

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