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Factfile: 10 things you should know about Adnan Januzaj

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Although there were some big talking points in yesterday’s football [Saturday] none beat that of the performance of Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj. But who is he? Here are 10 things you may not know about the winger.

1) Januzaj was born in Brussels, Belgium, to Kosovar-Albanian parents.

2) The 18-year-old is able to represent Kosovo, Albania and Belgium, naturally, but also England, Turkey and Serbia. The latter two through is grandparents.

3) Januzaj joined Manchester United’s youth ranks when he was just 16.

4) Previously he had plied his trade at Belgian side Anderlecht from the age of 10.

5) After impressing David Moyes in United’s pre season friendlies and then again in Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial – winning the man of the match – Januzaj was given his United debut against Wigan in the Community shield in August of this year.

6) He made his Premier League debut last month in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace and was given his first start on Saturday against Sunderland, where he scored twice.

7) In his three Premier League games Januzaj has created two opportunities and completed 78% of his passes.

8) His duel success is the second best in the squad from those who have played at least three games (72%) just behind joint top Nani and Cleverley (73%).

9) Against Sunderland Januzaj had six shots, completed five of his seven take ons and completed 32/38 passes.

10) Although primarily a left winger, Januzaj can play on the right flank and just behind the striker.

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