Astounding Adnan Januzaj revelation: He scored 17 times in one game, claims ex-coach

Manchester United wonderkid Adnan Januzaj has been praised ahead of his involvement with Belgium at the World Cup.

Adnan Januzaj was called into Belgium's World Cup squad earlier this month, capping an amazing year for the Manchester United whizkid.

The teenager committed his international future to Marc Wilmots' side, also nicknamed the Red Devils, shortly beforehand, although the press in the country are only just getting to know him.

Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade reveal how the Brussels-born footballer was a star from a young age, emphasised by speaking to his coaches from his youth days.

Here's what one of Januzaj's former youth coaches had to say:

"His technique was indescribable. I remember a 22-0 victory against La Louviere in which Adnan scored 16 or 17 times."

While another adds: "One time I even had to film his footwork to afterwards study his feints for fifteen minutes."

Tales of professional footballers scoring bucketloads in their youth days are not exactly unheard of, but for Januzaj to score '16 or 17' goals in one game is quite going some.

In context that's more than five hat-tricks, and a goal every five-and-a-half minutes, throughout the 90 minutes.

Januzaj is very much the wildcard selection in Belgium's World Cup squad, with many feeling Chelsea loanee Thorgan Hazard, winner of the Golden Ball in Belgium this season should have gone instead.

The Manchester United prospect has a big reputation to live up to, but based on what he has done at Old Trafford in his debut season, if he dazzles at the World Cup it will come as no surprise to anybody.

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