Marouane Fellaini speaks highly of Manchester United and Belgium teammate Adnan Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj (low qual)

Marouane Fellaini backs Adnan Januzaj to be a future success, and urges his Manchester United and Belgium international teammate to work hard.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been singing the praises of teammate Adnan Januzaj.

Januzaj is widely considered as one of the most promising young players in Europe, with many suggesting that the 19-year-old could go on to become one of the best in the world.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2013-14 and played for Belgium at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil in the summer.

However, the teenager has failed to feature regularly for United so far this campaign, and when given the chance by new manager Louis van Gaal, he has been unable to make an impression.

Fellaini, though, is confident that his compatriot will turn on the style and fulfil is potential in the coming years.

‘He is a good guy’, the former Everton star told Inside United. ‘We talk a lot and I talk to him when he plays and when he doesn’t play and try to offer him advice. He is a very good friend of mine.

‘Everyone knows that he has a big talent and he is working hard because it’s not easy in football. Talent is very important but all of us at the club know how important hard work is to become a big player’.

At 19 years of age, Januzaj has a lot to learn, but he has time on his hands. Despite not quite playing well this campaign, the Belgian has shown promising signs.

In nine Premier League appearances, Januzaj has created eight chances and has a 83% pass accuracy. The youngster has also won 49% of his duels.

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