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Manchester United winger Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

Published on Apr 24, 2014 5:19 AM

(REUTERS) - Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play international football for Belgium, the country's national team manager Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday.

Born in Belgium to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo, Januzaj, 19, was eligible to play for a number of countries and had been wooed by teams including Belgium, Albania, Kosovo and England.

"I have received official confirmation that Adnan Januzaj has made himself available to the Belgium national team for the rest of his career," Wilmots said on his Twitter feed.

Januzaj, who confirmed his decision on the Manchester United website, made his debut for the Premier League club in the Community Shield win over Wigan Athletic in August.

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