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Not true. He was just better that season. He still had bad performances that season, but he had a lot more great performances in 2013-14 than last year. Even if the players around him had a better season than their actual seasons, Januzaj would have still shown brilliantly.

Januzaj doesn't need more speed unless United want him to be a pacey winger, which is just not the kind of player he is.
Speed matters in every position. It's a key discriminator when you're comparing ostensibly similar players.
 

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Speed matters in every position. It's a key discriminator when you're comparing ostensibly similar players.
Yes but he's quick as it is, so it's not that big of a deal. He just needs to perform a lot better and show more confidence then he did last season
 

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Not true. He was just better that season. He still had bad performances that season, but he had a lot more great performances in 2013-14 than last year. Even if the players around him had a better season than their actual seasons, Januzaj would have still shown brilliantly.

Januzaj doesn't need more speed unless United want him to be a pacey winger, which is just not the kind of player he is.
Exactly. I dont see how someone can say that januzaj doesnt havr a future at the top of the game when there are pleanty of quality sides who deploy 'slower' wingers like chelsea for example. Hazard and willian arnt slow but they hardly rely on pace alone to beat their man.

What we have to do & van gaal in particular is to find the best way to utilise januzaj in to a system that suits us & him both. He is young enough to adapt willingly to his own advantage.
 

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Exactly. I dont see how someone can say that januzaj doesnt havr a future at the top of the game when there are pleanty of quality sides who deploy 'slower' wingers like chelsea for example. Hazard and willian arnt slow but they hardly rely on pace alone to beat their man.

What we have to do & van gaal in particular is to find the best way to utilise januzaj in to a system that suits us & him both. He is young enough to adapt willingly to his own advantage.
Hazard and Willian are both rapid, but the key for Hazard is his explosiveness off the mark, this is where Januzaj is lacking, once he gets going he's pretty fast but his off the mark pace is not up to scratch at the moment.
 

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Hazard and Willian are both rapid, but the key for Hazard is his explosiveness off the mark, this is where Januzaj is lacking, once he gets going he's pretty fast but his off the mark pace is not up to scratch at the moment.
Don't think you'll see his explosive pace change much at the age of 20, can be coached to a certain extent but you can't just make someone into an explosively fast runner without the right genetics.

He is pacey but not like Di Maria for example who just seems to fly past people with ease.
 

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Don't think you'll see his explosive pace change much at the age of 20, can be coached to a certain extent but you can't just make someone into an explosively fast runner without the right genetics.

He is pacey but not like Di Maria for example who just seems to fly past people with ease.
That's true, I just recall Adnan saying that he was working on it last season. If he plays central it will be less important, but as a winger that pace off the mark is a vital attribute.
 

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Really like Januzaj and I think people forget just how good he was in his first season. For one reason or another he may not have getting enough game time but he is a special talent and one who we need to put time and effort into this year.
Could be a brilliant player for us in years to come but he has to be in the side. Got great dribbling and passing and can score goals as well, would be a crying shame to see him fall by the wayside.
Agreed. He's got bags of potential. We just need to be patient with him. No idea why people are so quick to write him off. He's just a kid
 

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feck it... The lads are back training, the summer holidays are over for them the new season starts now. May I have the lurvly priviledge of starting a 15/16 thread for Januzaj considering Ive been deemed the official fanboi on this message board?
 

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How he progresses is entirely up to him. In reakity his first season was very like last season in that he had moments of brilliance interspersed with long periods of anonymity - it's just that the brilliance shone more in the general horror of 2013-14. What he needs more than anything else at the moment is to bulk up and work on his speed - he is remarkably slow for a player with a reputation for being fast. A faster, more physically solid Januzaj might be able to get more consistently involved in games and, unless he does, I don't see him having a future at the highest level.
A player like Januzaj doesn't need pace to be effective at the highest level. We should stop with this winger experiment, play him correctly and stop worrying about how fast he is.
 

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A player like Januzaj doesn't need pace to be effective at the highest level. We should stop with this winger experiment, play him correctly and stop worrying about how fast he is.
Experiment? Has he either played as a number 10?
 

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Maybe this is a very "glass half full" way of looking at things. I feel like now that the media spotlight is not on him, the demands and expectations are lowered, Adnan will really flourish and start to fulfilling his potential. During the first season he gave us every reason to believe that he has the capability, all but potential, to reach the very top with us. In Luis Van Gaal and manchester united he has the perfect setup to make it to the top. Some times, it takes a few step backwards to really spring forward. Here is to hoping this season Adnan will be making positive strides.
 
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