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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Januzaj snr. to decide international fate

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj says his father will choose which national side he will play for.

Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj could be eligible to represent up to five international countries.

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Januzaj's international future has been the subject of debate since it emerged that the FA had looked into his eligibility to represent England and the Daily Mail reported on Thursday that the 18-year-old could yet commit his future to England if the FA can overcome FIFA's five-year residency rule.

But, in an interview with Kosovan television channel KTV, Januzaj, who can also turn out for Belgium, Kosovo, Albania and Turkey has now confirmed he would leave the decision up to his father, Abedin.

"It is my father who decides which national team I will play for so I will listen to him," he is reported as saying.

Other reports suggest that if Kosovo were able to become a recognised nation by FIFA and could play competitive football that they would be the favoured choice, but Belgium, whose coach Marc Wilmots was criticised by Januzaj senior appear an unlikely destination.

There has also been speculation as to whether the 18-year-old will stay at Manchester United, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season. However, Januzaj, who scored twice against Sunderland on his full Premier League debut, indicated that he would happily stay at Old Trafford.

"I am happy at Manchester United and I want to commit myself 100 percent in every game to do my best," he said. "I want to help United win the Premier League and become the best player in the world."



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