Adnan Januzaj probably put in his best performance of the season so far after replacing the disappointing Angel di Maria at half-time. United went on to score two goals in the second half, with Januzaj’s shot leading to Wayne Rooney’s second, which has earned him praise from Ashley Young.

He was terrific. As a winger, you want to get the ball and run at your full-back. He did exactly that, did exactly what the manager asked him to do at half-time. It was a great performance by him but it was a team performance and everyone in the team, everyone that came on, was fantastic.

Louis van Gaal was equally impressed with the youngster, who will likely keep Di Maria out of the team for the time being.

I was very happy that he registered an assist for the first time, it’s something I like to see from every player.




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