With news that Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has chosen to play for Belgium, FootballDirectNews.com looks at five exciting England talents that can ensure his snub will not be too detrimental to the national side.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been one of the success stories of the season this year, showing tremendous maturity in establishing himself as a key part of the United team, despite their struggles overall.
While many senior players at Old Trafford have seriously underperformed under the recently-sacked David Moyes, Januzaj’s emergence as a first-team regular has been a real positive, and he already looks like becoming one of the most important players at the club in the near future. With his international future up in the air for some time, England had hoped that the Red Devils starlet could represent the Three Lions in the future, though it has been reported today that he will instead play for Belgium, turning down Albania and Kosovo as well in the process. Still, there have been many exciting young talents on show in the Premier League this season, with some of the best of the bunch proving to be English, showing perhaps that there could be another golden generation on the way in the next few years.
Although defenders such as Luke Shaw and John Stones are also deserving of mention, with Januzaj being an attacking midfielder, the gallery below focuses on players in a similar position who could be England’s alternatives to the United man. < >
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