Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj have caught the eye of one of United’s most exciting and popular former wingers, Willie Morgan.
Morgan played 296 times for United between 1968-75, earning his place among an historic elite group of players to shine on Old Trafford's touchlines. He is also an admirer of wingers in their purest form: attack-minded, playing wide, and getting crosses in to service the strikers.
The former Reds no.7 has watched with interest in 2013/14 as Valencia has rediscovered his form on the right and Januzaj has impressed on the opposite flank as a young, exciting new addition to the team.
Januzaj has just been named United Player of the Month for October, while Valencia, who swapped the no.7 shirt for his former no.25 jersey, looks much more like the powerful, pacy and positive force that earned a double Player of the Year trophy haul in 2011/12.
“I would play Valencia every game,” says Morgan, whose book On The Wing: My Autobiography, is out now. “He gives you 100 per cent, you know what you’re going to get from him. He will do the same job for you week in, week out. He’s not a flair player but the job he does is superb. He gives you width, he helps out in defence, he goes forward and he tries to go to the byline and get crosses in.”
Januzaj is a different type of player; predominantly stationed out on the left in his nine appearances for the Reds this season, he has the ability to play on either flank or, as