Man United’s Robin van Persie: Adnan Januzaj best young player I’ve seen

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says Adnan Januzaj is one of the best youngsters that the striker has seen in his career

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Robin van Persie scored 26 Premier League goals last season Photo: Back Page Images

Robin van Persie says Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj is among the “top one or two” young players that the Dutch striker has encountered in his career.

The 18-year-old Belgian has been one of the stars of United’s Premier League campaign after he scored a brace on his full top-flight debut at Sunderland.

The English champions rewarded Januzaj for his fine form with a new five-year Red Devils deal which will see the playmaker stay at Old Trafford until June 2018.

Van Persie witnessed many prodigious talents emerge during his eight-year spell at Arsenal, but the United striker feels Januzaj is one of the very best.

“Over the years I’ve seen so many young players, and I can honestly say that of all the young players I’ve seen he is right up there in the top one or
two,” Van Persie told United’s website.

“He’s a great player and I’m a great fan of his. I thought earlier in pre-season that he has something special.

“He will give Manchester United a great bunch of goals and great games. He’s a special player.”

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