Manchester United latest: Including Januzaj praise and Young hope

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United thrashed Norwich City 4-0 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. Javier Hernandez scored a brace for the Red Devils with Phil Jones and Fabio adding one each to see United progress through to the fifth round of the competition.

Former United striker Quentin Fortune has compared Adnan Januzaj to Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Red Devils frontman believes the 18-year-old starlet has the potential to emulate the success of United legend and Real Madrid attacker Ronaldo.

"He has so much belief and confidence in his own ability and that's hard to see in young players these days. He reminds me of Ronaldo when he arrived,” he explained.

“If Adnan can follow what Ronaldo did it would be unbelievable for himself and the club.”

Meanwhile, United keeper Anders Lindegaard has praised Januzaj for his display on Tuesday and explained the hope and spirit his progress inspires in the team.

"I think it's lovely to see how great Adnan Januzaj is doing. He gives hope to the whole United spirit, a young lad coming through from the academy into the first team," said Lindegaard.

However, winger Ashley Young hopes for more chances to impress David Moyes after featuring against Norwich.

“I have not played since the City game. I have been waiting my time and I wanted to get out there and impress,” he explained.

"I felt I did well, I enjoyed the game. We will have to wait and see what the manager thinks come the weekend."

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In transfer news, United are ‘targeting’ Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to reports claiming the 23-year-old Bosnian could move to Old Trafford in January for around £25 million.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg director Klaus Allofs admitted ‘interest’ in Shinji Kagawa who he hopes could be available in the next transfer window.

In other news, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he ‘nearly moved to Canada’ prior to his arrival at Manchester United where he was in charge for 26 years before retiring in May.

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