Moyes backs Man United starlet to become as good as Rooney

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has backed Adnan Januzaj to become as good as current captain Wayne Rooney, reports the Daily Star.

Moyes showed faith in the Belgian teenager during his time in the Old Trafford hot-seat, but Januzaj has struggled to get into Louis van Gaal’s first team this season following a host of big money arrivals.

But Moyes predicts big things in the future for the 18-year-old.

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

“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.

“When we went on tour last year he was one of the pluses. He did very well. There was a lot said about him. We came back and within a month we could not believe the change in him – he could go past people inside, outside, to the left, to the right.

“He’s one of the best young talents in Europe and he will go on to become one of the best players.”