Man Utd’s David Moyes: Adnan Januzaj similar to Wayne Rooney

Manchester United manager David Moyes claims there are similarities between Adnan Januzaj and Wayne Rooney

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Wayne Rooney has scored nine Preamier League goals this season Photo: bwin

David Moyes believes Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj falls into the same category as Wayne Rooney in terms of ability.

The Belgian international was credited with inspiring United to a 2-0 victory over Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday after switching to the left wing after half-time.

Adnan is in Wayne’s category

David Moyes

18-year-old Januzaj, who penned a new long-term Red Devils deal in November, has scored three goals and made two assists in 15 top-flight appearances this season.

Whilst Moyes believes Januzaj is blessed with similar talent to Rooney, the United manager believes the forward is calmer than the England international.

“Adnan is in Wayne’s category. He’s in that territory, definitely, because of his ability,” Moyes said.

“But he’s slightly different. He’s a really calm boy, he looks after himself in a great way. His father has really helped him a lot and because of that he’s steeped in football. He works and he lives for it.

“He practices every day and has that little bit of arrogance all top players have in their own way. They want to do something special. They want to take a player on. They want to try something.

“I’d known a bit about him, he had been mentioned to me, but I didn’t know enough about him.

“But the minute we got him away with us in pre-season we knew right away there was something there. He can play off the left, he can play off the right. He’s a No. 10 and he’s played centre-forward. He’s that talented a player.

“We want to try and get him on the ball. But we don’t want to play him too much because of his age.”


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