United’s Belgian midfield starlet wants to emulate Januzaj after senior call-up

by Sam Peoples

Charni Ekangamene has expressed his delight for Adnan Januzaj‘s breakthrough into the first team and hopes he can now do the same for ‘the United faithful’.

The 19-year-old was handed the No. 43 shirt by David Moyes this week ahead of what could be his first appearance for the Manchester United senior team against Stoke City in the Capital One Cup tomorrow.

Having been a reliable force with Warren Joyce’s Under-21s, United’s staff feel he is ready to be given an opportunity with the first team which is a testament to his progress in the academy.


A versatile player who can play across the whole midfield and defence, Ekangamene’s natural position is a holding defensive midfielder which is precisely the area that United need to strengthen and clearly Moyes wants to look at his options within the club as well as outside of it when it comes to midfield reinforcements.

Far from the finished product with bags of potential, Ekangamene has been one of the most reliable players in the Under-21s and if Joyce feels he is ready for a shot with the first team, there is no harm in giving hiim a chance. The rise of Adnan Januzaj shows what can happen when a burgeoning talent is given his opportunity to shine.

If you want to know a little bit more about Ekangamene, take a look at this profile on him.

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