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Here’s why Januzaj was nominated for Young Sports Personality of the Year

The 18-year-old Man United star has already set the Premier League alight in his debut season.

Januzaj is nominated for the award despite being born in Belgium.
Januzaj is nominated for the award despite being born in Belgium.
Image: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

THE DECISION TO nominate Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award has raised more than a few eyebrows.

Unlike most recipients of the honour, Januzaj is not British, while he’s only played a few games at senior level for his club.

Yet he is a resident of Britain and his main achievements so far have taken place there, thus rendering him eligible for the award.

Moreover, the video below encapsulates his talent, and shows why the judges were unwilling to discard him from this year’s nominations.



YouTube credit: 99corrigan1

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