Moyes compares Januzaj to Rooney and gives contract negotiations update

by Sam Peoples

David Moyes has labelled Adnan Januzaj as a special talent after his man of the match performance on his full Premier League debut.

Januzaj has progressed phenomenally fast through the academy and improved on his impressive pre-season peformance on tour with cameo appearances against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and West Brom.

And speaking to Sky Sports, Moyes admitted he had every intention of using Januzaj earlier because he considers him a player who is of the same ilk as Wayne Rooney.

“Well I remember giving Wayne his debut and Adnan is certainly of that quality. He is a top, top player,” he said.

“I’ve seen him and I actually would have played him two or three weeks ago but for different reasons it just didn’t work until now.

“We just never had an opportunity but today was the right time. He was so good. It was hard to stop him.

“He’s going to be a great and special talent. He showed that he has goals and ability on the ball. We’ll keep his feet on the ground. We had him in the reserves on Monday and we won’t let him get ahead of himself.”

The 18-year-old’s brace secured United’s first win in three Premier League games that takes us up to ninth in the table only three points behind third placed City.

And when asked about the ongoing contract negotiations with Januzaj, Moyes remained confident that he will sign a new contract at United.

“I’m not too worried about that because I think every young boy wants to play for Manchester United and if I was a young player, I don’t see anywhere else better than Manchester United to go.”

Januzaj negotiations have been ongoing since August but he has been given plenty of opportunities to impress and has taken them, so it shouldn’t be too long before he signs a new contract at United if first team football is what he is looking for.

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