David Moyes has confirmed that the FA have already enquired about whether Adnan Januzaj is eligible to play for England.
Reports suggest the 18-year-old is eligible to play for Belgium, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey and Croatia due to family connections, while he would become eligible for England after 2018 due to his residency in the country.
When asked after yesterday’s match if the FA had contacted United about Januzaj, Moyes said: “Yes, they have.”
Roy Hodgson also confirmed that the FA were keeping an eye on Januzaj but according to FIFA’s new rules that stipulate a player would only be eligible if “he has lived continuously for at least five years after reaching the age of 18 on the territory of the relevant Association”, that would mean Januzaj would have to wait until 2018 to play for England.
“And maybe Scotland as well,” Moyes jokingly added.
“I think there is some way that he could qualify for England, yes.
“I think he’s got a choice of countries to play for. He’s got probably three or four different countries he could choose to play for.
“Obviously, he has been called up by Belgium several times and chosen not to at the moment, and he’s wanted by, I think, Albania, Croatia and a few others as well.
“He can play for several countries – and England as well. I don’t know how that is. I think it’s something to do with his residency. That’s something to do with it.”
Even before yesterday, everybody knew how much of a talent Januzaj was but now that he is has been thrust into the limelight, his name is going to be thrown around even more.