Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj was hugely impressive in his half hour cameo against Barcelona on Saturday.
The Belgian was deployed in a central striker role by Louis Van Gaal and he did not disappoint, notching Man United’s third and final goal in a comfortable victory. Januzaj took his goal extremely well and he looked at home playing up front.
Van Gaal was hugely complimentary about the 20-year-old in his post-match press conference and it was easy to see why. Januzaj seemed back to his best having struggled so far this pre season and the switch in position may have done him a world of good.
United fans were delighted to see their young Belgian at his best again:
There is a suggestion that LvG sees Januzaj as a central striker. Time to ask him. #MUFC
— Ian Ladyman (@Ian_Ladyman_DM) July 25, 2015
By Van Gaal standards that was gushing praise for Januzaj in the press conference.
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) July 25, 2015
After an indifferent season last year, Januzaj will be hoping this performance is the catalyst for better form moving forward. Van Gaal seems to have found a way to fit the youngster into his squad and it is almost certain that Januzaj will reap the rewards.