Manchester United prospect 'up there with Rooney' for talent, says Moyes

David Moyes is clearly a massive fan of Adnan Januzaj.

Not much good came out of David Moyes season at Manchester United. The club finished in their lowest ever league position, signed Marouane Fellaini and won zero silverware - leaving Moyes out of a job at the end of the season.

But if there was one positive to take out of 2013-14 under Moyes it was the emergence of Belgian sensation Adnan Januzaj.

Sir Alex Ferguson had already made it clear that Januzaj had a big future in the game, but Moyes took a leap of faith in the player when times were tough at Old Trafford.

He was not let down.

Januzaj caught the eye almost immediately with his performances for United. He scored an impressive match-winning brace against Sunderland in his fifth appearance for the club and went on to score another two goals for the club.

His performances even ignited an international tug-of-war for his services, which Belgium won, going to the World Cup with the other Red Devils in the summer.

And Moyes, in an interview with The Independent, has been waxing lyrical over the potential of Januzaj to become a footballing great.

Even comparing him to a young Wayne Rooney, whom he brought through at Everton:

“Adnan Januzaj is, in my managerial time, the best young talent up there with Wayne Rooney. You can see what he can become. When we had Wayne at Everton you could see the potential. Adnan Januzaj has got all that at the same age as Wayne. He’s one of the best young talents in Europe and he will go on to become one of the best players."

Januzaj is struggling for regular football this season after the arrival of Angel Di Maria and a change in formation from Louis van Gaal.

But he is currently wearing the number 11 shirt made famous by Ryan Giggs and Moyes has no doubt he will go on to become a massive feature in the United first-team:

"Yes, of course, he was young and he was going to not do it all the time but he has incredible skill, a good temperament and with the right degree of arrogance. Wayne was different but in the same way as we saw something special in him at Everton we saw that in Adnan Januzaj. I can only see the boy going right to the top.”

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