Adnan Januzaj Celebrates First Manchester United Start with Two Great Goals
The new Mark Robins? Okay, so comparisons with Sir Alex Ferguson's one-time saviour at Manchester United are extremely premature, but Adnan Januzaj really helped out his boss David Moyes on Saturday.
With United 1-0 down and having gone over 500 minutes without scoring a goal from open play in the Premier League, Januzaj—making his first start for the reigning Premier League champions—showed his more senior teammates how it is done with a clinical side-foot finish from Patrice Evra's driven cross shortly after halftime.
With the pressure growing on Moyes with every dropped point, the former Everton boss must be relieved to see the Belgian at least get his side back on terms at the Stadium of Light.
Januzaj's goal was especially impressive considering he had just been booked for diving, which would see some players—Ashley Young?—shy away from matters as a result.
Minutes later it got even better for the youngster as he lashed a brilliant volley beyond Kieran Westwood to turn the game around completely for United, giving them a 2-1 lead.
The two goals will only heighten the interest in Januzaj, whose uncertain contract status has seen him coveted by some of the biggest clubs from around Europe.
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