Moyes tips player to become Manchester United great

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has tipped winger Adnan Januzaj to go on and become one of the club’s best ever players.

18-year-old Adnan Januzaj only made his Premier League debut for the Red Devils in August, but Moyes has seen enough in him to believe he can go on and become one of the Premier Leagues best players, and also a Manchester United great.

The Belgian born winger made his first start for the club in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at Sunderland. Januzaj scored both goals for Moyes’ side, and signed a new 5-year deal in October.

Since then, the winger has gone on to become a permanent fixture in the Manchester United squad, starting eight Premier League games, scoring three goals and adding two assists. The comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo were evident almost from the off, and Januzaj has even adopted a similar shoot-on-sight policy - making 29 shots in just 8 games, a figure not far off strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie.

Moyes has certainly been impressed with the youngster, quoted on the club's official website:

'I have no doubt he will go on to be one of the best players to be playing in this country for a long time and probably even at Manchester United.....

'The boy is only 18. He will get better. He will learn. He will understand the game more. What he is doing is making a contribution in the games as a footballer'.

Manchester United fans will be wary about early comparisons with Ronaldo, especially since the hype that has surrounded the likes of Federico Macheda proved to be unjustified. So, although there will be no rush to judgement on Januzaj, he is increasingly looking like the real deal'.

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