The Belgian winger played the entire 90 minutes in his side’s 3-1 victory over Leicester at Old Trafford yesterday.
Adnan Januzaj has admitted that it was good to get 90 minutes under his belt after being selected to feature against Leicester yesterday.
The Belgium international has found first-team football difficult to come by this season and has only started five Premier League games in 2014-15.
Louis van Gaal’s appointment at the club’s manager has seen a switch to a back three on more occasions than not, with out-and-out winger Januzaj facing a dilemma over where he fits into the system as a result.
However, the Dutchman reverted to a back four in the win over Leicester, allowing the 19-year-old a chance to play - something he relished.
"I haven’t played too much, so it was good to get 90 minutes today," he told United’s official site.
“I was tired and had cramp in the last 15 minutes, but I knew I had a job to do.
“We played well, especially in the first half. We fought for each other. The second half wasn’t as good, but we’re happy with the result.
“We were good going forward and could have scored more than three goals, but hopefully we can take this into Tuesday night [against Cambridge] and win the game.
"We played at a higher tempo, especially in the first half. We moved the ball quickly and our finishing was also good. We went into the break 3-0 up, which was great. Although we should have scored more goals, at least we have the three points and we’re all happy with that.”
Januzaj broke into the United first team last season and was being tipped to follow in the footsteps of some fantastic wingers to have played for the historic club over the years.
However, with a lack of regular playing time this term there were rumblings that the teenager could even be loaned out elsewhere for the remainder of the campaign - but this now looks highly unlikely.