Daniel Taylor for The Guardian:
While all the focus is on Falcao it also seems to have been overlooked how Adnan Januzaj’s brilliant promise has stalled under the current manager. Talk to Moyes about Januzaj and his eyes would light up. “A young Cruyff,” he called him behind the scenes. Gary Neville also expected this to be a spectacular season for the 19-year-old. “I am convinced United have a youngster who will become one of the best in the world over the next five years,” he said in August. “A bold statement, I know. And some bold statements return to haunt you. Yet I see someone with temperament, ability, determination. Those eyes express fierce intent. Their message is: no one will stop me.” Januzaj has started four games in the Van Gaal era and was also left off the bench against Southampton; it just hardly went noticed.
Great piece by Taylor. Perhaps it’s the fitting exterior, but I can’t shake the feeling that Van Gaal will succeed at United whereas you always knew Moyes was a bad fit.