Related

Article

Moyes: Januzaj can be a great

11 January 2014 22:03

David Moyes believes the sky is the limit for Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj after he shone in a 2-0 win over Swansea City.

The Belgium-born teenager had a hand in both goals as United ended a run of three consecutive defeats to get back on track in the Premier League.

Antonio Valencia opened the scoring just after half-time and Danny Welbeck's sixth goal in as many league games sealed the points to ease the pressure on Moyes.

Defeats to Swansea in the FA Cup third round and Sunderland in the first leg of a League Cup semi-final had made it another miserable week for United's manager.

But the Scotsman made an inspired decision to move Januzaj to the left wing at half-time, with Shinji Kagawa taking his place behind Danny Welbeck, and the tactical switch paid dividends.

Januzaj was a constant menace and both goals came following crosses from the 18-year-old, whose contribution was not lost on his manager.

Moyes said: "We moved Adnan behind the striker against Sunderland in midweek and he played very well. Adnan can play in all the positions around the front.

"I wanted to see if he'd give us any more creativity, any more chances and help us but at half-time I made my mind up I was going to swap him with Shinji.

"He's been like that since day one. I speak to him a lot and he tells me he can play anywhere. He would have no problem.

"He's not a nervous boy; he needs teaching and understanding because he's still learning the game but his natural talent and ability is up there with the best and I think in time he will prove to be that."

United were not at their best in the first half, but Moyes felt they were worthy winners.

He said: "I thought from the start of the second half we played very well and deservedly scored two goals and maybe could have scored more.

"I'd like to think it's going to improve an awful lot, but you have to start somewhere and I thought today was more like it."

Sponsored links

Friday 1 August

13:58
13:32
13:25
12:59
12:31
12:11
11:43
11:35
11:12
10:59
10:51
10:08
10:01
09:54
09:45
09:44
09:04
08:41
08:23
07:42
06:56
06:00
05:58
05:53
05:43
04:15
03:57
03:53
03:51
03:49
02:50
02:39
02:24
01:54

Thursday 31 July

23:53
23:28
22:40
22:30
22:17
21:53
21:47
21:30
21:07
19:31
19:19
19:16
19:07
18:42
17:41
17:40
17:14
17:10
16:42
16:39
16:37
16:33
16:24
16:22
16:04
16:03
16:03
15:40
15:05
14:05
13:58
13:46
13:17
13:10
12:40
12:10
11:50
11:12
10:50
10:18
10:11
09:58
09:24
09:21
08:00
07:30
07:23
07:22
07:12
07:10
06:06
05:56
05:07
03:50
03:47
03:27
03:25
02:28
00:58

Wednesday 30 July

23:56
23:54
23:31
23:21
23:06
22:57
22:48
22:42
21:44
21:34
21:29
19:33
18:48
18:29
18:20
18:15
17:29
17:19
17:09
16:59
16:32
16:09
15:44
15:39
15:34
14:20
14:03
13:30
12:40
12:13
11:39
11:33
11:21
10:54
10:37
10:34
10:24
10:05
09:28
07:45
07:12
06:48
05:38
04:43
04:27
03:42
03:23
03:17
02:44
00:37

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0

Facebook