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The brightest homegrown prospect since the Class of '92 in many people's opinion, this is going to be a huge season for our young Belgian.

He has the skills, he needs the consistency and van Gaal is a fantastic manager for bringing through such a player.

He may well already be our best winger, so even if we bring in someone else to play out wide I think he'll be a mainstay.

It will be interesting to see if van Gaal plays him out wide in a 433, he will certainly have more opportunities to attack under our new manager no matter the formation.
 

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I think more than just his style of play LvG will love his speed of thought, the way he can see and pull off the risky pass and his general fearlessness. I'm excited to see how he continues to develop.
 

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Too bad he won't get a preseason in with the lads... I hope that won't affect his rhythm in terms of getting into the swing of things.
 

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I hope we can see him play against Valencia at Old Trafford. Will he be back from his vacation by that time? Did all the other players get 3 weeks like RVP?
 

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I feel like he changed his game a lot throughout the season last year, and not necessarily for the better. At first he seemed like a very intelligent, creative, finesse type #10 player playing out wide, but as the year went on he became more of just a dribbler and crosser out wide. Hardly surprising given moyes' tactics, but I'm not sure if that improved him much or for the better.

We'll see how he is this season, I'm looking forward to it, I just hope he doesn't try and become a bale/Ronaldo type winger because he has too much natural ability and finesse to his game and it would be wasted.
 

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keep thinking "second season syndrome" might come to pass.

Let's hope not!
 

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I think he may have a slight blip this season but next season, he will come alive and fulfill his potential. Similar to Sterling I suppose. IMO he is more talented than Sterling but it's hard for youngsters to keep up their consistency and the opposition become more aware of them.

Also you would expect LvG to develop him even further with his reputation.
 

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He hasn't made it yet! and I hope that his head has not over grown his talent...otherwise LVG will take if off. :lol:
 

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Potentially our most talented player. Hopefully he kicks on more next year in terms of goals/assists.
 

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Hopefully he will have a big role to play next season but at the same time we can´t expect too much from him he´s a young lad and is still developing his game.
 

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I feel like he changed his game a lot throughout the season last year, and not necessarily for the better. At first he seemed like a very intelligent, creative, finesse type #10 player playing out wide, but as the year went on he became more of just a dribbler and crosser out wide. Hardly surprising given moyes' tactics, but I'm not sure if that improved him much or for the better.

We'll see how he is this season, I'm looking forward to it, I just hope he doesn't try and become a bale/Ronaldo type winger because he has too much natural ability and finesse to his game and it would be wasted.
I felt the same way too. I think a large part of that stems from him playing on the left and also seeing less of the ball. He used to move towards the ball at every opportunity, but started to wait on the sideline hoping the ball came to him as the season progressed. The Sevilla pre season match is a great example of how he used to play for the reserves no matter if he was on the wing or behind the striker or as the 9.
 

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I felt the same way too. I think a large part of that stems from him playing on the left and also seeing less of the ball. He used to move towards the ball at every opportunity, but started to wait on the sideline hoping the ball came to him as the season progressed. The Sevilla pre season match is a great example of how he used to play for the reserves no matter if he was on the wing or behind the striker or as the 9.
I wasn't sure if I just imagined things or remembered his first half of the season wrong. I agree though, before he always drifted inwards and would effortlessly drift past players not so much using speed of foot, more just speed of thought. Moyes seemed to try and turn him into a bale type kick and run winger, hugging the touchline and not so much drifting inside like he did at first.

Thankfully he's gone and Van Gaal can properly develop him now. Just hope januzaj keeps his head on his shoulders and doesn't think he's a star already.
 

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I wasn't sure if I just imagined things or remembered his first half of the season wrong. I agree though, before he always drifted inwards and would effortlessly drift past players not so much using speed of foot, more just speed of thought. Moyes seemed to try and turn him into a bale type kick and run winger, hugging the touchline and not so much drifting inside like he did at first.

Thankfully he's gone and Van Gaal can properly develop him now. Just hope januzaj keeps his head on his shoulders and doesn't think he's a star already.
To be honest I thought he was fairly brilliant playing either way.
 

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He's a good player but I'm not expecting too much of him. He's still lacking in pace a little bit and because of this, I see him more as a #10. I feel Nani, Valencia and Mata are more effective than him on the wing. And without turning this into a comparison thread, I'd rather play Zaha on the wing as I feel he's a natural winger who has more to offer in that position.

Januzaj would rather pass it through than cross. I don't think he can accelerate past players either.
 

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He's a good player but I'm not expecting too much of him. He's still lacking in pace a little bit and because of this, I see him more as a #10. I feel Nani, Valencia and Mata are more effective than him on the wing. And without turning this into a comparison thread, I'd rather play Zaha on the wing as I feel he's a natural winger who has more to offer in that position.

Januzaj would rather pass it through than cross. I don't think he can accelerate past players either.
Did you watch us at all last season? Januzaj was well able to beat a player and was probably our most efficient crosser as it actually reached one of our players.. He is miles ahead of Zaha and probably all our wingers at the moment. Not every winger relies on pace in order to be effective.
 

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To be honest I thought he was fairly brilliant playing either way.
He did really well either way I'm not saying he was poor (though he was more quiet after January for sure), but for future development I think he'd have more potential and room to grow if he played like he did at the start.
 

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He's a good player but I'm not expecting too much of him. He's still lacking in pace a little bit and because of this, I see him more as a #10. I feel Nani, Valencia and Mata were more effective than him a couple of years ago on the wing. And without turning this into a comparison thread, I'd rather play Zaha on the wing as I feel he's a natural winger who has more to offer in that position but he's shown nothing so far.

Januzaj would rather pass it through than cross. I don't think he can accelerate past players either.
Don't mind me, fixed your post a little bit because I sometimes forget to add some vital things to my posts too.
 

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Did you watch us at all last season? Januzaj was well able to beat a player and was probably our most efficient crosser as it actually reached one of our players.. He is miles ahead of Zaha and probably all our wingers at the moment. Not every winger relies on pace in order to be effective.
The Januzaj doesnt has pace thing is made up by ignorant people, if you dont believe it just watch Youtube, simple. The way he beats players and dashes past them, the assists for Hernandez vs Aston Villa for example is a good one. He doesnt rely on pace, that doesnt mean that he doesnt have it.
 

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Did you watch us at all last season? Januzaj was well able to beat a player and was probably our most efficient crosser as it actually reached one of our players.. He is miles ahead of Zaha and probably all our wingers at the moment. Not every winger relies on pace in order to be effective.
My favourite kind of wingers are pacey. Everyone else strikes me as a CAM playing out of position. Januzaj can beat a player with the dribbling but I've never seen him accelerate away.

I like Adnan as much as anybody but he has flaws in his game. Lets not act like he's perfect. He's still young but he's not better than Nani or Valencia IMO.
 

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I hope he's kept and developed as a top winger and not converted to a #10. The game is littered with #10s at the moment and it'll be great to have a truely amazing wide player at OT once again.
 

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He's a good player but I'm not expecting too much of him. He's still lacking in pace a little bit and because of this, I see him more as a #10. I feel Nani, Valencia and Mata are more effective than him on the wing. And without turning this into a comparison thread, I'd rather play Zaha on the wing as I feel he's a natural winger who has more to offer in that position.

Januzaj would rather pass it through than cross. I don't think he can accelerate past players either.
No chance mate!
 

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The Januzaj doesnt has pace thing is made up by ignorant people, if you dont believe it just watch Youtube, simple. The way he beats players and dashes past them, the assists for Hernandez vs Aston Villa for example is a good one. He doesnt rely on pace, that doesnt mean that he doesnt have it.
I'm defending him, what are you attacking me for? I said he does not rely on pace, I never said he did not possess it but it's certainly not his main attribute. Zaha is probably quicker but is far from the player Januzaj is.
 

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My favourite kind of wingers are pacey. Everyone else strikes me as a CAM playing out of position. Januzaj can beat a player with the dribbling but I've never seen him accelerate away.

I like Adnan as much as anybody but he has flaws in his game. Lets not act like he's perfect. He's still young but he's not better than Nani or Valencia IMO.
He is a lot better than Nani and Valencia at the moment, does not mean he is perfect which nobody claims here by the way. He was extremely consistent for his age and was by far our most productive player out wide. If Valencia and Nani are so called better, well then it's time they regain their form and actually start playing like they feckin belong here, cause they are seriously annoying me with their below average performances.
 

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Januzaj looked so good cause our side looked so crap. And that was due to David Moyes and his poor tactics and motivation. Januzaj doesn't know what its like to play under anyone else, so he shined.

Nani and Valencia have much more in their arsenal than Januzaj does. Januzaj can also lose possession and give the ball away easily and that's down to inexperience.
 

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Januzaj looked so good cause our side looked so crap. And that was due to David Moyes and his poor tactics and motivation. Januzaj doesn't know what its like to play under anyone else, so he shined.

Nani and Valencia have much more in their arsenal than Januzaj does. Januzaj can also lose possession and give the ball away easily and that's down to inexperience.
Terrible assessment!
 

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Januzaj looked so good cause our side looked so crap. And that was due to David Moyes and his poor tactics and motivation. Januzaj doesn't know what its like to play under anyone else, so he shined.

Nani and Valencia have much more in their arsenal than Januzaj does. Januzaj can also lose possession and give the ball away easily and that's down to inexperience.
They do ya :lol::lol::lol:

Valencia is probably known as the most predictable winger in the premier league.

I also forgot, Nani never loses possession, thanks for reminding me. Oh no wait he does.. A lot actually. I have a sneaky feeling you don't watch a lot of our football because your opinions and claims are bizarre to say the least.
 
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Januzaj looked so good cause our side looked so crap. And that was due to David Moyes and his poor tactics and motivation. Januzaj doesn't know what its like to play under anyone else, so he shined.

Nani and Valencia have much more in their arsenal than Januzaj does. Januzaj can also lose possession and give the ball away easily and that's down to inexperience.
Nani and Valencia were shit under Fergie for his last 1.5 or 2 seasons.

At that moment, only traits that Valencia ( doesn't apply to Nani ) has over Januzaj is pace and maybe defensive workrate. That's all. Januzaj's got better everything else. Same applies for Nani. On top of that, he's got bags of potential and those two wingers we're talking about are simply old compared to him.
 

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Januzaj looked so good cause our side looked so crap. And that was due to David Moyes and his poor tactics and motivation. Januzaj doesn't know what its like to play under anyone else, so he shined.

Nani and Valencia have much more in their arsenal than Januzaj does. Januzaj can also lose possession and give the ball away easily and that's down to inexperience.
I really do hope you're trying to be funny.
 

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Januzaj looked so good cause our side looked so crap. And that was due to David Moyes and his poor tactics and motivation. Januzaj doesn't know what its like to play under anyone else, so he shined.

Nani and Valencia have much more in their arsenal than Januzaj does. Januzaj can also lose possession and give the ball away easily and that's down to inexperience.
Yet you think Bebe is potentially world class? That's right, I read up on some of your history and some of your posts are quite bizarre to say the least! But everyone is entitled to their opinion...you're wrong though! ;)
 
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My favourite kind of wingers are pacey. Everyone else strikes me as a CAM playing out of position. Januzaj can beat a player with the dribbling but I've never seen him accelerate away.
Then I'm sorry but you're just not watching carefully enough. He accelerated past people loads of times last season. He's very pacy when he turns it on.
 

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Nani and Valencia were shit under Fergie for his last 1.5 or 2 seasons.

At that moment, only traits that Valencia ( doesn't apply to Nani ) has over Januzaj is pace and maybe defensive workrate. That's all. Januzaj's got better everything else. Same applies for Nani. On top of that, he's got bags of potential and those two wingers we're talking about are simply old compared to him.
Valencia also has better crossing and better strength. Nani also has better crossing and plenty more tricks up his sleeve AND a better shot on him.

Januzaj can develop into a good winger but he's only young. To say he is one of our best players already is a little insulting IMO and it makes us look a bit shite. He is only 18 afterall. What does that say about our team if an 18 year old boy can walk in and be better than everyone else? Besides that, it's just not true. I get the hype and everything about him, but he's not one of our best players. Not yet.
 

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If we can keep Januzaj fit he will hurt teams this year. I have no doubt that we have a special player at the club. I felt the same when I seen Cristiano's debut against Bolton. It's a very exciting time in my opinion. Januzaj has shown as much promise if not more in his first season. I think LVG will develop him further this year. Obviously it takes a long time to reach the level of CR7. Some of the comments about lacking pace is mind blowing. I wonder sometimes if people watch the games or just match of the day. Signing Mata and getting his contract renewed were the only positive things about last season. Adnan is only 19 and is going to bring the club some special moments, wait and see:devil:
 

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Valencia also has better crossing and better strength. Nani also has better crossing and plenty more tricks up his sleeve AND a better shot on him.

Januzaj can develop into a good winger but he's only young. To say he is one of our best players already is a little insulting IMO and it makes us look a bit shite. He is only 18 afterall. What does that say about our team if an 18 year old boy can walk in and be better than everyone else? Besides that, it's just not true. I get the hype and everything about him, but he's not one of our best players. Not yet.
I'm still waiting on your excuse for stating in another thread that you thought Bebe had the potential to be world class, yet you heap so much criticism on Adnan...please elaborate because I don't think people are taking you seriously and maybe thinking you are wumming.
 
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