• Premier League

My dad will pick my national team - Januzaj

ESPN staff
October 18, 2013 « City target Kompany comeback against Chelsea | Chartbeat test »
Adnan Januzaj scored twice on his full Premier League debut © PA Photos
Enlarge

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj says his dad will choose which national side he will play for.

Januzaj confirmed he would leave the decision up to his father when speaking to Kosovan television channel KTV.

On Thursday, reports in the Daily Mail indicated Januzaj could commit his international future to England if the FA can overcome FIFA's five-year residency rule.

He was born in Belgium to Kosovan parents and is eligible to play for five national sides, but will leave his fate up to his dad.

"It is my dad who decides which national team I will play for so I will listen to him," Januzaj said.

There has also been speculation as to whether the 18-year-old will stay at Manchester United, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season. However, Januzaj, who scored twice against Sunderland on his full Premier League debut, indicated that he would happily stay at Old Trafford.

"I am happy at Manchester United and I want to commit myself 100% in every game to do my best," Januzaj said. "I want to help United win the Premier League and become the best player in the world."

Download ESPN's new UK sport app, a fresh and powerful new way to follow your favourite UK sports news, scores and video.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Feeds Feeds: ESPN staff

ESPN staff Close