Forget Hazard! Januzaj voted Man-of-the-Match despite playing 26 minutes only

Januzaj And United Celebrate

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj's official Belgium debut was well received as he replaced Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Manchester United sensation Adnan Januzaj is dazzling for Belgium already, winning over fans in his brief cameo appearances.

The teenager is yet to start for the international Red Devils, but featured for them in their friendly win over Tunisia at the weekend.

Januzaj had played for them in a friendly against Luxembourg, which was wiped from the record books after a Belgium made seven rather than the permitted six substitutions.

His 'official' debut went down very well in his homeland, despite featuring for just 26 minutes.

The United attacker came on for Eden Hazard in the 74th minute and quickly began impressing with his lively footwork.

So much so that Januzaj was voted man-of-the-match in the 1-0 win by readers of Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade.

The whizkid won 24 per cent of the vote, beating goalscorer Dries Mertens who amassed 20 per cent. 

Divock Origi, Vincent Kompany and Moussa Demble completed the top five, with Eden Hazard failing to shine.

It says a lot about the excitement surrounding Januzaj in Belgium right now, and fans are likely to push for him to be granted further chances.

His late emergence will spur the rest of the Belgian side on, and if the more established 'stars' cannot step up to the plate, the Manchester United youngster will provide a more than able replacement, and may yet develop into a figure Marc Wilmots eventually realises he cannot leave out, just like England and Michael Owen back in 1998.

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