Stadium of Light

Next Game

S'land v Man Utd

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Moyes hails debutant Januzaj

Manchester United manager David Moyes is delighted with the progress being made by teenage midfielder Adnan Januzaj, who was given his Premier League debut on Saturday as a second-half substitute.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 12:03 Post Comment

Adnan Januzaj during his Premier League debut at home to Crystal Palace

Adnan Januzaj during his Premier League debut at home to Crystal Palace

The 18-year-old Belgian played the final 23 minutes against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford and did not look out of place.

He even played a part in United's second goal nine minutes from time when he was chopped down by a defender as he sprinted towards the penalty area, and Wayne Rooney subsequently curled home the resulting free-kick.

Moyes told United's official website: "Adnan's ahead of schedule.

"I would have introduced him earlier if the games had been suited, but the start of the Premier League has been a bit more difficult.

"I thought, if I got the opportunity against Palace, I'd introduce him and I considered playing him from the start.

"His performance when he came on shows that would have been merited. He did a lot of good things, he moved with the ball well. The boy's going to be a good player."

And talking about his league debut, Januzaj told MUTV: "I felt great and shocked because I played for about 25 minutes and that was my first game.

"I think I did some good things but it is only my debut so I have to keep doing well on the pitch."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says England youngsters should try their luck overseas in future

Roy Hodgson feels future generations of England stars would benefit from going overseas rather than being bit-part players at home.

Transfer news: Jordan Rhodes subject of transfer bid from Hull City

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer has revealed Hull City have made a bid for the club's prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

Crystal Palace interested in Chelsea's international head coach Dermot Drummy

Crystal Palace have contacted Chelsea's international head coach Dermot Drummy as they continue to search for a new manager, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property