Januzaj Scores Two In Man United’s Crucial Victory Against Sunderland
After suffering two straight defeats in their Premier League title defence, one of which was at home, teenage starlet Adnan Januzaj helped Manchester United to secure a victory with 2-1 win at Sunderland on Saturday.
United seemed set on course for a third consecutive defeat when Craig Gardner scored an early goal for bottom club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, The 18-year old Janujaz who featured for United on his first league start since he joined the club scored two fine goals in the space of seven minutes early in the second half to snatch victory and send United up to ninth place in the table.
United had struggled to cope with their hosts’ furious work rate, but they levelled in the 55th minute when Januzaj met Patrice Evra’s drilled cross with a measured side-foot finish that flashed into the net.
The Belgian youngster’s work was not finished, and minutes later he claimed a glorious winner, thumping a sweet left-foot volley into the bottom-right corner after Nani’s cross was headed into the air by United old boy John O’Shea.
United manager David Moyes has been bullish about his ability to turn United’s season around, but he saw The visitors were then indebted to goalkeeper David de Gea for a breath-taking full-stretch save to touch away a header from Emanuele Giaccherini, who also blazed wastefully over on the verge of half-time.
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