was the word from the horse's mouth.
Moyes explained how difficult it was to resist the temptation to play the teenager, whose two fine strikes were replayed over and over again. Inevitably, the Belgium-born prodigy won his first Man of the Match award.
Roy Hodgson's admission that he would consider selecting Adnan for England in the future created a massive media debate as the player continued to defer a decision on which country to represent. After being born in Belgium, he is also eligible to choose Albania and a host of other nations.
Januzaj won United's Player of the Month for October 2013, earning 42 per cent of fans' votes on ManUtd.com and @ManUtd on Twitter, ahead of Wayne Rooney (34 per cent) and David De Gea (24 per cent). The teenager said: “I'm really pleased to win this award, especially as it is voted for by the fans, who have been very supportive of me."
Januzaj played twice for the Reds in November. In his first appearance, against Fulham, he provided an assist for Robin van Persie to put United 2-0 up en route to a 3-1 victory. The young prodigy also started against Cardiff City and put in another solid showing, before being replaced by Danny Welbeck midway through the second half as David Moyes’ side were held to a 2-2 draw.