Latching onto Juan Mata’s excellent pass, Januzaj turned Micah Richards inside out before slotting into the net.
The effort did take a deflection but it was still a fantastic finish from the Belgian.
Man United fans were pleased with what they saw from Januzaj after his surprise inclusion in the starting XI:
Januzaj! What a goal! IT'S ALWAYS A BELGIAN!
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) August 14, 2015
Calmness, composure and cool as you like. Nice goal by Adnan Januzaj.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) August 14, 2015
He's not for sale. Januzaj 1-0
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) August 14, 2015
Great game by Januzaj! Well done papi @adnanjanuzaj
— Drew. (@DrewsefC) August 14, 2015
well done to januzaj tho, really proved himself
— anna (@49annas) August 14, 2015
Januzaj did well to score. Not sure I'd pick him over Young though, the team's balance is just that much better with Young.
— Alvin Lee (@alvinisaiah) August 14, 2015
Januzaj looked better today, took his goal well, can still improve tho! But fair play to him!
— Daniel Hazell (@dannyh9623) August 14, 2015
Januzaj was eventually taken off by Louis van Gaal on the hour mark as Aston Villa threatened more and more.
Van Gaal would have been pleased that the youngster provided the game-winning moment in the match but the rest of his play was perhaps lacking.
However, you could say that for the majority of United’s players, who were underwhelming for much of the clash. Januzaj needed to take his opportunity and it was fantastic to see him do just that.