Adnan Januzaj was once again the difference in Manchester United’s turnaround against Stoke.yesterday.
Before he replaced Nani (to an unfortunate chorus of boos), United offered very little going forward. Stoke looked comfortable in defence and United couldn’t break through but the 18-year-old completely changed our approach to the game and Stoke couldn’t cope.
Nani ran with the ball at Stoke but his decision making was poor unlike Januzaj’s. He made the right pass, the right run and ultimately was central to United’s win. Stoke resorted to trying to hack him down but Januzaj kept forcing them to defend deeper and United turned that added pressure into goals.
With every performance, Januzaj just gets better. Even up against a physical Stoke side 2-1 down with 30 minutes to go in a match where anything but a win would have caused widespread mass pessimism, he delivered.