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20/12/2013 17:30, Report by Mark Froggatt

Boss lauds Januzaj

David Moyes has praised Adnan Januzaj and reiterated his desire to maintain the famous youth policy that was first put in place by Sir Matt Busby.

The boss believes Januzaj is “way ahead of schedule” for an 18-year-old, who has arguably been the breakout star of the 2013/14 Premier League season.

Speaking to the media at the Aon Training Complex on Friday, Moyes also explained how the words of his legendary predecessor Sir Matt have inspired him to blood more youngsters into the first team at Old Trafford.

“He [Januzaj] is way ahead of schedule," Moyes told reporters. "He is doing brilliantly well. We took him on tour then we had him back at the start of the season, then he just kicked onto another gear. He was going past people on the inside, the outside and all his decision-making at the time was correct. He can score with both feet. We just thought this boy had gone on so quickly – he never let us down when he went to Sunderland. He is still learning. We still have to be careful with him.

“I read the thing Sir Matt Busby said about having to put the boys in and give them a chance, I see it written on the walls around the Academy. I want to be a manager who does give young boys an opportunity. I was like that at Everton and at Preston as well. I hope I am able to do that at Manchester United. Adnan has come to the fore and shown us what he is capable of.”

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