Man United youngster makes claim for first-team role

While Louis van Gaal appears to be giving debuts to defensive teenagers who don’t even have Wikipedia pages on an almost weekly basis, youngsters at the other end of the pitch cannot get a game for love nor money.

One player to have lost out big time thanks to the raft of attacking additions at Old Trafford is Adnan Januzaj, who’s gone from one of Europe’s most promising young players to an almost forgotten figure in just 12 months.

But he’s making noises in United’s U-21 set-up and netted this stunning long distance free-kick on Monday night against Spurs. Was it a cross? We don’t think so.

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