Adnan Januzaj, take a bow. The 18-year-old Belgium born left winger scored two goals Saturday on his Premier League debut, to rescue Manchester United from an embarrassing defeat at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland. But the big news tonight is that the English FA want Januzaj to play for England, according to David Moyes.
“I think there is some way in which he could qualify for England. I think it’s something to do with residency. It’s something like that [after living in England for five years].
“I think he has a choice of countries to play for. Obviously he has been called up by Belgium several times and chose not to at the moment. He’s wanted by Albania, Croatia and a few others. He can play for several countries and England as well.”
Januzaj is eligible to play for Albania, Belgium, Kosovo, Turkey or Serbia. However, England is not one of those countries. He could be eligible to play for England in 2018 — after completing five years of residency — but he obviously would be snapped up by a different country well before then given his talents.
Januzaj’s contract expires at Manchester United at the end of the season, so speculation will increase that other clubs will be interested unless United finalize a deal soon.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- FA want Adnan Januzaj to play for England says Manchester United manager David Moyes — Telegraph
- Will Qatar’s World Cup be built on a graveyard? — The Guardian
- Qatar 2022: welcome to the real world of Fifa’s fixations with petro-dollars and broadcast-dollars — Telegraph
- Roy Hodgson admits feeling the pressure before England qualifiers — The Guardian
- Darren Bent reveals Paul Lambert didn’t even speak to me before giving away my No. 9 shirt — The Mail
- AVB blasts Vlad Chiriches’ agent for comment that Spurs move is a stepping stone to Chelsea switch — Independent
- Adnan Januzaj’s debut impresses Manchester United’s David Moyes — The Guardian
- Martin Jol said his Fulham players “fought like lions” as they beat Stoke — BBC Sport
- Manchester United raise concerns over Manchester City’s tunnel cam — The Mail
- Watch Premier League full-match replays, Week 7 — Pro Soccer Talk
- Shinji Kagawa could be swapped for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic — The Mail
- EA Sports FIFA, US, and the global game — The Politics Of Football
- David Moyes is ready to let Alexander Buttner go after failing to impress Manchester United boss — The Mirror
- Tottenham’s Michael Dawson signs a new three-year contract — The Mail
- Southampton v Swansea match preview, team news, statistics & analysis — The Swansea Way
- Romelu Lukaku asked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for move — Sky Sports
- Steve McClaren hails Derby County display against Leeds United — This Is Derbyshire
- McClaren could face Derby battle after president announces technical director intention — The Mail
- Dortmund falls to Gladbach; Bayern held to a draw by Leverkusen — Pro Soccer Talk
- Bayern Munich look on course to eclipse Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona — The Telegraph
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