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Adnan Januzaj

19-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


Belgium

Birthdate:  February 5, 1995    Birthplace:  Brussels, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  165 lbs    

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Januzaj announced Wednesday that he will play international football for Belgium, according to Sky Sports.

Januzaj was also eligible to for Kosovo, Albania, Turkey, and Serbia, and could have waited a few years to apply to play for England, but instead he chooses a Belgium sign that is poised to make a solid run at this summer's World Cup. It's unclear if Januzaj will make the team, which is deep with Premier League players.

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March 29, 2014

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Januzaj came on for Shinji Kagawa in the 68th minute and assisted on Chicharito's 91st minute goal during Manchester United's 4-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Manager David Moyes said this week that he has been limiting Januzaj's playing time recently to keep him from getting exhausted late in the season, with Kagawa the beneficiary of the available playing time. The latter has been playing well of late, which could limit Januzaj's starts.

March 28, 2014

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Manager David Moyes said that he has been keeping Januzaj off the pitch recently in order to avoid the 19-year-old suffering from exhaustion, the club's official web site reports. "We are just being careful with him. We have to do the right thins and he has played a lot of football," Moyes said.

Januzaj has three goals and two assists in 22 appearances this season, although he hasn't found the back of the net since December 21 against West Ham, with his last Premier League assist coming back on New Year's Day against Tottenham.

February 21, 2014

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Januzaj's father has said that the midfielder will not line up for Kosovo in the country's first ever friendly match against Haiti in March, reports Sky Sports.

Januzaj has purposefully delayed any decision about what country he might represent on the international stage multiple times, and appears as though he will do so again. He remains committed to placing his focus on current duties at the club level.

February 18, 2014

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Januzaj received a request from the Kosovo's deputy prime minister Behgjet Pacolli to become part of the country's national team, according to the Daily Mail.

Kosovo are not a side that is part of FIFA yet, but they will play their first match against Haiti. The young player has yet to commit to any national team, but could be eligible to line up for Belgium or England in addition to Kosovo.

January 23, 2014

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Belgian manager Marc Wilmots visited Manchester United's loss in the Capital One Cup to Sunderland in an effort to convince Januzaj to join Belgium's national side, reports the Daily Mail.

Januzaj has yet to declare a national affiliation, and says he is focused on his career with Manchester United. In addition to Belgium, he could be eligible to play for England, Kosovo, or Albania.

December 14, 2013

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Midfielder Januzaj said that he would like to spend the rest of his career with Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

The young player has made a lasting impression on United's first team this season, and just signed a five-year contract. The player has yet to claim a country for international football, and believes he'll become more of a supporting striker in time.

October 19, 2013

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