5
Oct

Adnan Januzaj: A star is born at the Stadium of Light

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Adnan Januzaj rewarded David Moyes for giving the youngster his first Premier League start on Saturday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 Manchester United win over Sunderland.

The 18-year-old midfielder’s first strike evened the score in the 55th minute, seeming to finally spark a lackluster United side to life:

Januzaj barely spent any time basking in the glory of his debut goal, scoring a second, even better one less than 10 minutes later. This rocket in the 61st minute would be the game-winner for United, and sealed a day the rising star won’t soon forget.

Januzaj was in Belgium, but has yet to commit to a country for international football. He joined United in 2011 from Anderlecht, and has quickly risen through the ranks this year under Moyes. He has been one of the few bright spots in a poor start for the defending Premier League champions, and the team can manage to turn the season around, you can bet he’ll play a role in it.