A select round-up of news relating to Manchester United…
The Daily Star reports that Adnan Januzaj has been invited to play in Kosovo’s first ever international football match.
The Manchester United winger was born in Belgium to Kosovo-Albanian parents. While the fact that he could one day qualify to play for England as a result of citizenship means there is quite a tug-of-war for his international services.
Kosovo’s first ever match is a friendly against Haiti on 5 March, and by appearing Januzaj would not be committing his long-term future to the county.
The secretary general of Kosovo’s football federation is quoted as saying, “By playing in this match we are not thinking he is making any commitment to us. It is a friendly and would not have any effect on him being able to play for another country in the future.”
If Januzaj agrees to appear, it means he could turn-out once for Kosovo before ultimately having to make the choice between the four countries he is eligible for.
In other news, United defender Alex Buttner has given a glimpse of the club’s warm weather training camp in Dubai.
Posting of himself with Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley on Instagram, the Dutch defender wrote, “With my brothers.”
Everyone involved with the club will be hoping for a change in fortune when they return to the colder climes of England.
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