PROFILE

Season 2013/14

44. Adnan Januzaj

Birthdate:05 Feb 1995
Birthplace:Brussels, Belgium
Position:Winger
Appearances35
Goals Scored4
Joined United:01 Jul 2011
United Debut:11 Aug 2013 v Wigan (N)
International:Belgium

Adnan Januzaj is a creative force, able to pull the strings in an advanced midfield position and carve out openings with dynamic wing-play when finding himself on the flanks. A beautifully-balanced player, it is obvious to see why he is so highly regarded at Manchester United.

Januzaj, who signed a new five-year contract with the Reds on 19 October 2013, joined the club in 2011 from Anderlecht, one of the top clubs in Belgium - the country of his birth. Many observers eagerly anticipated him pulling on a red shirt and he did not disappoint, showing off his ability on the ball from the moment he started playing for United at Under-18 level. Playing with an upright style, always looking at the options open to him, he was threatening to become a key figure for Paul McGuinness' team after opening his goal account against Crewe Alexandra.

However, a serious injury abruptly ended his 2011/12 season and meant he was unable to participate in the latter stages of the FA Youth Cup. At least he was given a glimpse of the future when travelling with the Reserves squad for the final match of the club's campaign - the Manchester Senior Cup final at the Etihad Stadium. After forcing his way into the Under-21 side on a regular basis, he

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