Related

Article

Hughes dismisses calls for Januzaj protection

18 December 2013 09:26

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has dismissed claims from Manchester United counterpart David Moyes that Adnan Januzaj needs more protection.

Following United's 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday, Moyes stated that opposition players are "queuing up to kick" teenage winger Januzaj, adding that it is "terrible" that officials allow the youngster to be targeted.


However, ahead of Stoke's League Cup quarter-final against Moyes' men on Wednesday, former United striker Hughes insisted Januzaj should not be treated any differently before suggesting that the 18-year-old already receives favourable decisions.

"Managers always protect their players," said the Welshman.

"Januzaj is a big talent and I'm sure he will be a big talent for many years to come. Sometimes you have to let kids stand on their own two feet and get on with it.

"Januzaj seems to garner a number of fouls and get a lot of decisions. In our game (in the Premier League in October, a match United won 3-2), he got five free-kicks in a very short space of time, and at the time I didn't think they were fouls.

"So maybe that's a side of his game that needs to be looked at as well."

Sponsored links

Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
15 December 2013
Game week
16
Kick-off
14:30
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 3
Venue
Villa Park (Birmingham)
Attendance
42682

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
18' D. Welbeck
 (assist by A. Valencia)
0 - 3
52' T. Cleverley
 (assist by W. Rooney)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
34 65'
6 73'
2 78'
14
8
15
12
18
11 50'
20
Coach: P. Lambert
# Player Bookings
1 50'
3
6
2
4
25
11
23 52'
44
10
19 15' 18' 78'
Coach: D. Moyes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
27
7
13
21
22
24
# Player Bookings
18
24
29
5
13
22
28

Tuesday 21 October

Monday 20 October

23:49
23:29
23:01
22:24
22:06
22:02
21:25
21:13
21:04
19:54
19:47
19:21
19:19
19:03
18:35
18:20
18:17
17:50
17:22
17:20
16:54
16:38
16:00
15:53
15:47
15:29
15:24
15:15
14:56
14:43
14:35
14:34
14:22
14:08
13:22
13:11
13:09
12:36
12:14
12:11
11:54
11:02
10:45
10:14
09:42
09:22
08:40
08:21
07:29
07:18
06:55
06:28
05:42
05:14
05:11
04:49
04:41
03:55
03:44
03:34
03:15
03:02
02:37
02:15
00:51

Sunday 19 October

23:57
23:39
23:21
22:55
22:53
21:48
21:36
21:11
20:59
20:43
20:10
19:43
19:31
19:21
19:12
19:11
18:59
18:46
18:33
17:55
17:51
17:14
17:11
16:55
16:55
16:44
15:55
15:51
15:43
15:37
15:09
15:01
14:02
13:54
13:51
13:42
13:36
13:23
13:22
13:03
12:37
11:39
11:16
10:57
10:49
10:45
06:52
06:43
06:05
04:19
03:00
02:01
02:01
00:41
00:32
00:10

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 8 +15 22
2 8 +10 17
3 8 +14 16
4 8 +4 13
5 8 +1 13
6 8 +3 12
7 8 +2 11
8 8 +1 11
9 8 -1 11
10 8 -1 11
11 8 +0 10
12 8 -8 10
13 8 +0 9
14 8 -1 9
15 8 -2 9
16 8 -3 8
17 8 -7 8
18 8 -6 7
19 8 -9 4
20 8 -12 4

Facebook