David Moyes: There is a lot of Chris Waddle about Adnan Januzaj. He can be a top player

Moyes gave Januzaj his first-team chance last season

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David Moyes has talked up a reunion with Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, saying that he reminds him of England great Chris Waddle, and that he can become a "top player".

Moyes is now at Real Sociedad after he was sacked by United in April, but bringing the Belgium international, who turns 20 today, into the first-team was seen as one of his few positives.

Januzaj has struggled to adapt to new manager Louis van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation at United this season but clearly still remains on Moyes' radar for the summer.

Chris Waddle in action for England back in 1988

“He [Januzaj] has the ability to go past people, inside or outside,” Moyes said in an interview for Four Four Two magazine. “He has quality on the ball and enough arrogance to show it.


“Adnan can become a top player. There’s a composure about him, he could be a wide player or even a centre-forward. There’s a lot of Chris Waddle about him. He’s got the lot.”