Paul Merson questions England hype over Adnan Januzaj

Merson questions Januzaj hype
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Paul Merson questions why Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj is seen as an England player of the future after one performance.

Former England international Paul Merson has questioned the sudden hype surrounding Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj.

The 18-year-old, who was born in Belgium, could be considered as a future England player due to being eligible under FIFA residency rules.

The debate over Janzuaj, who could also represent Albania or Croatia, was sparked after he scored both goals in United's 2-1 win over Sunderland last Saturday.

"If it was me and I wasn't born in England, I wouldn't want to play for England," Merson told Sky Sports News.

"One minute the FA are saying they need to get players through and all of a sudden this lad scores two goals against the bottom side, let's not forget that, and he's the future.

"We need to get more players in the Premier League, which is the top league in world football in my opinion."

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere waded into the debate by saying that only English players should represent the Three Lions.

Jack Wilshere of England in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Moldova at Wembley Stadium on September 6, 2013
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