Wayne Rooney tells Adnan Januzaj what to expect but warns him of the changes

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney is happy to help Adnan Januzaj in any way he can at the start of his Manchester United career but has warned him not to expect too much too soon in terms of playing time.

The 18-year-old’s future has been one of the most talked about topics during this international break after his match winning performance against Sunderland and his father wants his son to be guaranteed first team football wherever he decides to commit his future to.

And while Rooney has admitted that Januzaj cannot expect to get that at United, he lavished praise on his performances so far and how he has impressed everyone during training.

Speaking to MUTV, Rooney said: “You can help, of course you can, from experience you can tell them what to expect.

“Maybe now he might be expecting to play every game, which is not going to happen, but I think he’ll understand that and understand the way he has to come into the team.

“I’m sure he’ll do that and then obviously he has to help himself by performing so it’s a big challenge for him. But we see him every day, he’s got the talent so hopefully he can continue that form for the rest of the season.”

“It’s a change, I’m sure [being in the spotlight]. Some people enjoy it, some don’t. I don’t know what he’ll feel over it, but I’m sure he’ll get tired of it and he’ll want to be left alone.

“But it’s great, he deserves that attention for the way he has started the season and certainly for the two goals at Sunderland.”

Moyes told reporters in his press conference today that he cannot guarantee first team football to any player no matter who they are because that isn’t the United way. Squad rotation has always been a major factor in our success and that won’t change for Januzaj.

The only thing that Januzaj can do now is continue to take his opportunities when they are presented to them and after his performance against Sunderland, he is in line to make his first start at Old Trafford today.

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