This season, Januzaj has taken part in the pre-season tour, made his Premier League and Capital One Cup debut and may be included in his first Champions League squad tomorrow.
So far, Januzaj’s negotiations have gone on since August and he is yet to make a decision on his international future but De Vriese has praised the youngster for the way he has gone about things.
“You have to praise his family that they take Adnan into protection,” De Vriese said.
“Not many parents can resist the money and fame that a talent like Januzaj earns.
“The priority is to break into the first team at Manchester United. Like Adnan himself, his father remains very quiet. They are in no hurry to choose.”
David Moyes has done everything to show that Januzaj will be given opportunities with the first team and equally so, Januzaj looks more than ready to make the step up after his performance at the weekend earned him plaudits all over Europe where he has been hailed as a ‘rare class of player’.
It’s fantastic news to hear where Januzaj’s priorities lie because unlike some other youngsters who have left United for a variety of reasons, he has the right mentality and attitude to make it at Old Trafford.
De Standaard also goes on to claim that a source close to Januzaj’s family has suggested Belgium is now his preferred international choice because of Marc Wilmots indication that he could be included in Belgium’s squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
From a playing perspective, it would thrust Januzaj onto the world’s biggest football stage less than two years after he was playing with United’s Under-18s but if his Premier League debut was anything to go by, pressure is something he thrives on.