Januzaj made his Barclays Premier League debut on Saturday in a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, replacing Ashley Young after 67 minutes. The outing followed hot on the heels of his official bow during last month’s FA Community Shield at Wembley.
Now, the 18-year-old is desperate to impress and hopes to feature again soon, having produced an encouraging performance of great courage and verve against the Eagles.
“I felt great and shocked because I played for about 25 minutes and that was my first [league] game," Adnan told MUTV. "I think I did some good things, but it is only my debut so I have to keep doing well on the pitch. I appreciate the very good fans, they gave me a bit of power when I came on the pitch. I am very happy.
“I hoped to get a goal but I tried to do my best for the team and tried to give goals and score goals. I just tried to do my best. Of course, I want more games to play and I hope I will have another chance to play for the first team. If I have the chance then I will give everything for the club.”
Speaking after Saturday’s win, manager David Moyes revealed he almost picked Januzaj from the start and explained why the Belgian hasn’t been able to build on his impressive tour performances so far this season.