Giggs is my mentor – Januzaj

By on October 30, 2014

It was erstwhile manager, David Moyes that handed him his debut but Ryan Giggs is his god father. Contrary to what many might think, this has nothing to do with the Belgian inheriting the shirt of the retired Welshman who now serves in the assistant manager capacity at the club, although the 19-year-old has confessed his pride whenever he adorns the much revered shirt.

The youngster who featured for the Red devils in their last match against The Blues last weekend stated that:

Ryan has helped me a lot and is like a godfather. He has told me to work hard on the training pitch and the rest is more personal. We talk about football a lot. The Welshman has influenced the youngster such that Januzaj is very confident that he can replicate the evergreen playing form that Giggs had when he was playing for the Red Devils. The Belgian explained further that:

‘I learnt a lot from him and the experience was great. He was such a good player to watch and is my favourite player of all time at United. Could I imagine playing at 40? Of course, if I am still fit. You never lose your quality, that’s something I learned from him. I was really happy to get the number of such a legend and it was a really big deal for me. I went to the office and they asked me if I wanted the shirt. I wasn’t going to say no! Straight away I said ‘of course’ and I didn’t have to think about it. It was a ‘yes’ straight away.’

With the rate at which the youngster is improving, there is no doubt that he can provide the club with another 20 years of extreme brilliance. A closer look at his combination with Juan Mata against Chelsea and one would realise that the boy has got more than what meets the eye.

He will need more years no doubt at least to reach his full potential but with what he has now, he remains a serious contender for a place in the starting line-up and if any of the regulars fail to live up to expectation, the manager wouldn’t hesitate to deploy the youngster and trust me he wouldn’t disappoint him…or did he disappoint David Moyes?

By Tomilayo Alapinni


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