Januzaj is the best youngster since Rooney, claims Moyes

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes reckons Belgium starlet Adnan Januzaj is as good as Wayne Rooney.

Januzaj was handed his Manchester United debut by the Scottish manager before his time at the club came to an abrupt end.

And Moyes, 51, claims there is big similarities with how he brought Rooney through the ranks at Everton when still a teenager.

Moyes said: “Adnan Januzaj is, in my managerial time, the best young talent up there with Wayne Rooney.

“You can see what he can become. When we had Wayne at Everton you could see the potential.

“Adnan Januzaj has got all that at the same age as Wayne. He’s one of the best young talents in Europe and he will go on to become one of the best players.”

There had been rumours that the youngster would play for England after making a spectacular entrance to the Premier League.

However, the youngster instead decided to link up with Belgium to add to an impressive squad.