Moyes claims Januzaj reminds him of Rooney

Manchester United boss David Moyes has said he sees similarities between Adnan Januzaj and a young Wayne Rooney, reports Sky Sports.

Moyes helped put Rooney on a path to stardom during his time as Everton boss, when the England forward burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old at Goodison Park.

The pair have since been reunited at Old Trafford, but it is Januzaj who is the one creating a buzz around the first team following a series of impressive performances.

Still just 18 years of age, the winger has become an integral part of the current United first team, with a great expectations now placed on his young shoulders.

But Moyes believes Januzaj is more than capable of handling the pressure, and has all the right tools to emulate Rooney in becoming a global star.

“Adnan is in Wayne’s category. He’s in that territory, definitely, because of his ability,” Moyes said after another impressive performance from the Belgian in the 2-0 win over Swansea.

“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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