Gary Neville: This Manchester United youngster is going to be a world star

Gary Neville is tipping Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj to become a world star.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville is tipping Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj to become a world star in the next five years.

The Belgian international lit up the Premier League on his full debut last season as he notched two goals during the Red Devils' come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Sunderland.

His willingness to collect the ball under pressure along with his fearless runs at the backline immediately drew comparisons to former United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Since his remarkable debut, Januzaj was in and out of the Red Devils XI – adding just two more goals over the season as he completed 27 Premier League appearances in all competitions.

Despite not reaching the dizzy heights of his debut, the 19-year-old was deservedly recognised as the next top youngster at Old Trafford, leading former United star Neville to label his as a future world star.

“In my opinion Adnan Januzaj is going to be a world star. When I turn my thoughts to the forward areas Rooney and Van Persie are the names on everyone’s tongue. United need those two to perform at their natural level. With Januzaj, I am convinced United have a youngster who will become one of the best in the world over the next five years,” he wrote in The Telegraph.

“This is a big season for Januzaj. At this stage of his physical development you would not expect him to deliver 20 goals a season. But in two or three years I think he will, because he has the attributes of a world-class player.”

This season, the former Anderlecht prodigy is likely to feature in a midfield three should manager Louis van Gaal stick rigidly to his favoured 3-5-2 formation.

Januzaj has the ability to unlock defences at will, and it will be up to the coaching staff to work with him patiently in order to help him develop into a future United superstar.

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