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30/10/2013 09:11, Report by Ben Hibbs

Duo impress Round

Adnan Januzaj could play in any of the front four attacking positions according to Manchester United assistant boss Steve Round, who is impressed by the teenager's adaptability in a new position - the classic no.10 role.

The 18-year-old's emergence this season has been a highlight of the 2013/14 campaign so far, but having initially broken into the team on the left wing - with the ability to switch flanks during the game - he proved just as impactful in a more central role behind the main striker against Norwich.

United's coaching staff are still developing his burgeoning talents and deciphering his best position. However, there is no rush, according to Round.

"Adnan has gone from strength to strength," said Round after the game. "We see him as a no.7, 10 or 11. He can play any of those three. And if you ask our Reserves coach [Warren Joyce], who had him last season, he'd say he felt his best position was no.9. He played there for the Reserves. So any of the top four positions he is capable of playing in.

"For a young player like Adnan, we're trying to give him as much experience as we possibly can and develop him in numerous different positions and give him different ideas and thoughts about the way he should be playing."

Wilfried Zaha was making only his second competitive appearance for United this season but Round was impressed with how he handled playing at Old Trafford.

"I was really pleased for Wilf to get a start and play so well," he added. "He got a bit tired at the end so we replaced him. But this will have done his confidence the world of good and he's gone out there and experienced what it's like to win at Old Trafford."

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