Januzaj vs Manchester City.
Interesting microcosm of the problem I have with him.
Theres two instances of him moving the ball quickly, both times in our half, and both should have led to bookings as the players that he put the ball past just hauled him down.
Then we get to the attacking third and its woeful. The first instance is at 1:25, he receives the ball with empty space in front of him, RVP and Rooney are making runs into the box. He doesn't even try and beat his man, instead he slows it down to a walking pace before eventually cutting inside and making a 2 yard pass to Fellaini.
Then 1:46 picks up the ball with space to run into after a poor pass, Clichy on his heels and space to run into. Once again, slows the game down to a walking pace, cuts inside and then plays some weird chipped pass to nobody thats cut out and losses possession.
2:40 good bit of chest control after Rooney plays one of his pointless slow passes out to him, once again slows the game down and eventually comes inside to pass it to Di Maria.
That this boy is talented is undeniable, but there has never been a world class player that plays the game as slowly as Januzaj tries to play it. Take the difference between Di Maria and him, Di Maria was poor today. But because he plays the game at a tempo he always causes teams problems even if his delivery is off. Januzaj's performance today was Valencia like in the final third, and the fact he isn't Valencia is the only reason he gets away with it.