Could Toni Martinez be David Moyes' new Adnan Januzaj at West Ham?

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

The new West Ham United manager looks set to put his faith in the youngster.


Sunderland manager David Moyes reacts during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

As reported by Football.London, West Ham United boss David Moyes brought young forward Toni Martinez into the first-team fold this week and it is not before time.

The 20-year-old has been in sensational form for the Hammers' under-23 side, scoring 24 goals in 24 appearances at that level, and West Ham fans have been calling for his promotion for some time now.

Toni Martinez of West Ham United closes down louis Ramsey of Norwich City during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Norwich City at Chigwell Construction Stadium on...

The Scot has quickly set about winning round the club's supporters by running the rule over the Spaniard, and one wonders if Martinez could play a similar role to Adnan Januzaj when the young attacker was given a chance by Moyes at Old Trafford.

While many of Manchester United's star names under-performed during Moyes' short stint, Januzaj was sensational, delivering the kind of performances that clearly showed the debt he owed to his new boss for giving him a chance.

Januzaj was United's main creative catalyst and he was never the same once Moyes departed, but now West Ham could benefit from a hungry young sensation of their own.

David Moyes the manager of Manchester United talks with Adnan Januzaj during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 26, 2013...

Unlike the then-teenage Januzaj, Martinez has already enjoyed first-team football while on loan at Oxford United and he is far more prepared than the former Belgian international was when he first stepped out at Old Trafford.

Moyes will want players he can trust at West Ham, players who want to perform for him, and one of the best ways of doing that is to promote from within.

Martinez will be desperate to prove his worth and, with the right service and a little luck, he could be for West Ham what Januzaj - albeit briefly - was for Manchester United.

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