Manchester United manager David Moyes has not got off to what could be described as one of the best starts at a new club since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, but he did have a bit of a respite last Saturday when United managed to come back against Sunderland in the Stadium of Light for a 2-1 win.
Both of United’s goals were courtesy of attacking midfielder Adnan Januzaj after the Belgium born star captured all the headlines over the weekend with his two stunning strikes.
Januzaj joined United as a 16-year-old from Belgium side Anderlecht, but has had to wait two years before Moyes finally gave him a first team start and judging by his performance against the Black Cats could very well become a main player in the strategy of David Moyes team.
The Scot, Moyes seemed overly confident when he was asked if Januzaj would be offered a new contract and stay at Old Trafford once his current deal ends in June of 2014 which had Moyes saying “every young lad wants to play for Manchester United.”
He might want to be a little more careful in what he says, when according to the British tabloid Daily Mail Barcelona who have been tracking the progress of the 18-year-old since his old days playing in Belgium, and are sure that they can get him to join them and move to Spain where he can play alongside Messi and Neymar at the Nou Camp.
It is not only Barcelona that is interested in Januzaj either with his agent saying that there has been a host of clubs showing interest in his client.
“I’m not going to say which teams are interested in him, but I can tell you that there is interest from several European clubs,” said Januzaj’s representative Dirk de Vriese last week.
Manchester United made a mistake with another young player called Paul Pogba who has gone on to be a big star at Italian Serie A leaders Juventus.
Moyes would never live down his remarks if Januzaj decided like Pogba to leave United for another club meaning whatever Barcelona offer United must be prepared to pay more.