Where will Man United's Adnan Januzaj fit into the Belgium midfield?

Belgium 2013 National Team

In a side packed full of talent, particularly in offensive positions, what position can the versatile Manchester United youngster lay claim to?

It's hard to disagree with the assumption that Belgium currently have one of the most exciting young sides in international football.

With a raft of players breaking through over the last few seasons, the European country of just £11 million people has gone from bit part players on the world stage to one of the most fancied contenders for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

And that flux of quality players doesn't look like stopping, after Manchester United's prodigiously gifted attacking midfielder Adnan Januzaj committed to turning out for them after an apparent tug of war for his allegiance.

Rated one of the best players in the world for his age, Januzaj had been in demand by Belgium, the country of his birth and youth for some time, but had refused call-ups to the youth squads, with many understanding a desire to turn out for the country of his parents, Kosovo, who are not yet recognised by FIFA, as the problem. On top of this, interest from Albania, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, and even England, further ensured his status as one of the most pursued individuals in international football.

With Belgium boss Marc Wilmots recently stating that Januzaj has agreed to turn out for the Red Devils of Belgium, it put an end to all the questions regarding who he'd play for, and instead left us all wondering how much and where he'll playing in Wilmots' side, with a possible World Cup role looking odds on.

The Premier League is already host to many of Belgium's top players, but presuming they'll play a five man midfield in support of Everton's on-loan Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku, there are arguably four positions available in the middle of the park.

Eden Hazard is the sole certainty in the starting eleven, probably in the second striker role, while deeper central positions will likely be contested by Januzaj's club mate Marouane Fellaini, Tottenham's Moussa Dembele, and others such as Alex Witsel, Kevin de Bruyne, and Radja Nainggolan.

It is on the wings that Januzaj will probably be given the chance to feature, where he will be competing with two other Premier League Belgians in Kevin Mirallas and Nacer Chadli. Napoli's Dries Mertens has also had a decent season and will definitely be there or thereabouts. Given, Mirallas' tendency to start on the right wing, it could mean that Januzaj may claim his favoured leftwing role. 

Like his compatriots, Januzaj can play on either flank, and in the number 10 role, while several of the country's central midfielders can also feature in more attacking, or wider positions. 

It will come down to Wilmots seeing Januzaj in training once he announces his preliminary 30 man World Cup squad. He may feel he just has to make room for him.

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