Januzaj shines as Manchester United beat Sunderland

Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj

ADNAN Januzaj’s hat-trick inflicted a heavy 4-0 defeat on Sunderland Under-21s against a strong Manchester United side tonight.

A United side which included first-teamers Januzaj, Anderson and £30million summer signing Luke Shaw proved too much for the Black Cats youngsters at Old Trafford.

Januzaj opened the scoring in the 19th minute when he played a one-two with Will Keane before side-footing home.

Three minutes later, United doubled their advantage when Andreas Pereira collected Shaw’s cross and fired home on the half-volley.

It was 3-0 by the half-hour mark when Januzaj calmly finished from Keane’s pass.

Sunderland improved after the break and United stopper Ben Amos made a superb save to deny Duncan Watmore.

But United completed the rout with seven minutes to go when Januzaj sealed his hat-trick.