Adnan Januzaj is the name on every Manchester United fan’s lips right now.
The 18-year-old’s performances against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and West Brom have shown everybody what a talent he is and negotiations are currently ongoing with United on a new long term deal for Januzaj.
But it isn’t just the fans that have seen how good Januzaj can be. He has been named as one of the best youngsters to sign on EA Sports latest instalment FIFA 14 for his potential.
Despite only having a rating of 63, he could rise to 86 in the future. Naturally confident on the ball, his ball control and dribbling stats are reflective of that and with FIFA 14 placing a great emphasis on technical ability, Januzaj will shine.
But how does Januzaj line up against the rest of United’s squad? Here’s the list in full.
82 De Gea | 78 C. Smalling | 83 R. Ferdinand | 87 N. Vidić | 82 P. Evra | 82 M. Carrick | 81 M. Fellaini | 83 A. Valencia | 80 A. Young | 87 W. Rooney | 89 R. van Persie | 73 A. Büttner | 83 S. Kagawa | 78 T. Cleverley | 80 R. Giggs | 78 P. Jones | 78 D. Welbeck | 82 J. Hernández | 78 A. Lindegaard | 79 D. Fletcher | 83 Nani | 79 J. Evans | 66 B. Amos | 77 Rafael | 56 T. Lawrence | 63 A. Januzaj | 65 M. Keane | 60 L. Cole | 59 W. Keane | 74 W. Zaha | 75 Fábio | 77 Anderson | 60 G. Varela
Rio Ferdinand once tweeted EA Sports asking why he was only given 60 pace and they responded by giving him an in-form 95 overall version of himself but he won’t have any qualms with FIFA 14 as he has been named as the fourth best defender in the Premier League, with Nemanja Vidic atop the list.
And United’s strikers occupy three out of the top five finishers in the league. Unsurprisingly, Robin van Persie sits in first place while Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney occupy the fourth and fifth spots. Given the new “pure shot” technology in FIFA 14, it will make United’s strikers deadly in front of goal and contributes to United being one of the best teams in the game.
Tonight, United travel to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Donbass Arena in what will be a tough game given their 100% home record against English teams, but how would the teams get on in FIFA 14? Take a look.
With all new technologies and an updated squad including plenty of United’s most promising youngsters, United are one of the most exciting teams in FIFA 14. See if you can help steer David Moyes’ side to the title.