Man United’s Adnan Januzaj admits Premier League debut surprise

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj admits he was shocked when he was handed his Premier League debut against the Eagles

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Manchester United manager David Moyes Photo: The Sport Review

Adnan Januzaj admits he was shocked when Manchester United boss David Moyes handed the forward his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace.

The 18-year-old was quietly impressive for the Red Devils after replacing Ashley Young in the second half of the club’s 2-0 victory over the Eagles at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Januzaj, who also featured in the club’s 2-0 win against Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield, hopes to get another chance to impress the manager and open his United account.

“I felt great and shocked because I played for about 25 minutes and that was my first [league] game,” Januzaj told MUTV.

“I think I did some good things, but it is only my debut so I have to keep doing well on the pitch. I appreciate the very good fans, they gave me a bit of power when I came on the pitch. I am very happy.

“I hoped to get a goal but I tried to do my best for the team and tried to give goals and score goals. I just tried to do my best. Of course, I want more games to play and I hope I will have another chance to play for the first team. If I have the chance then I will give everything for the club.”

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