League success - even if he only found the net once in the competition. Sir Alex handed him a shirt number, 44, and a place on the bench in his final match in charge at West Bromwich Albion.
It was only a matter of time before he made his first outing under Sir Alex's successor, David Moyes, and, sure enough, the new manager included the teenager on his first pre-season tour. His impressive form in a handful of friendlies yielded his first-ever senior goal, a header in the win against Kitchee FC in Hong Kong. Januzaj went on to make his official - or competitive - United debut as a substitute during the 2-0 triumph over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley on 11 August.
Further landmarks were to follow in quick succession, continuing with his Barclays Premier League debut against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 14 September. Again he showed flashes of his talent after coming off the bench but the Belgian-born youngster would really make his mark when he started a top-flight fixture for the first time on 19 October, away to Sunderland. There, he scored two stunning goals to overturn the opponents' lead and claim all three points for David Moyes' side. Unsurprisingly, he was the unanimous choice as man of the match on ManUtd.com and Twitter.
With the domestic programme paused for the October international break, Januzaj became a hot topic in the media, with one newspaper describing him as 'the most wanted teenager in Europe.' Several days later, any clubs looking to prise him away from Old