Manchester United no. 11 Adnan Januzaj: “Giggs is like a godfather.”

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A more than decent performance in the draw against Chelsea showed steadily and slowly Adnan Januzaj is finding his feet under new manager Louis Van Gaal. The Belgian starlet has started taking the responsibility which comes with the no. 11 shirt at Manchester United.

Speaking to ManUtd.com Adnan said, “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.

“It feels different,” the 19-year-old continued. “Things have changed because it is a big responsibility to wear the no.11 shirt and having the number of a legend is really big. 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.”

“I learned 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.”

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