Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzak fires the ball past Kieran Westwood (Reuters)

Paul Pogba was quick to congratulate his former Manchester United team-mate Adnan Januzaj on his official Facebook page after the Belgian youngster scored two terrific goals in his first Premier League start. But could the gifted midfielder follow in the footsteps of Pogba and quit the club in order to secure a high profile move?

Januzaj was singled out for praise by Sir Alex Ferguson last season after the 18-year-old starred for the Under-21 side, with the then United boss handing him his a squad number in the first team.

Ferguson knows a thing or two about developing talent and it was clear that he believed United had another incredible player on their books.

"Adnan is a beautifully balanced player," Ferguson told the United website last season "He's only 18 and still to grow into his frame. But he has good balance, good acceleration and he's a very good technical player.

"He is still developing but there's no doubt he's got talent too. He's got a good footballing brain and a good touch. We're trying to get him stronger and fitter and he's getting to know the Manchester United style of play as well."

New United boss David Moyes has clearly been informed of Januzaj's talent and he has not been shy of handing him an opportunity to impress. Perhaps the club have learned from their previous mistakes as Pogba made it clear he was determined to leave the club because he did not get the chance to shine at Old Trafford.

The commanding French youngster was considered one of most talented players at any Premier League academy yet he was handed just three appearances in the 2011/12 season.

He would leave for a nominal fee after running out his contract and in the following season played some 38 times in all competitions for Juventus as the Italian giants won the Serie A title.

His decision to leave United seems the right one on reflection and now Januzaj has his own big decision to make. He is being handed opportunities but this Manchester United side faces a real battle to retain their Premier League crown.

For once it seems even a top four finish is not a certainty. So Januzaj must decide whether he wants to continue to develop at United or whether moving is the right decision for his career.

Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward will be desperate to tie him down to a long term contract but there will be some of Europe's biggest clubs keeping a close eye on the situation. At a time when he simply wants to play football, he has some life changing decisions ahead of him.

Perhaps one of the key characters will be Januzaj's agent who will undoubtedly be fielding plenty of phone calls in the coming weeks. But the decision will eventually be made by the former Anderlecht youngster. And it is one that could go on to define his entire career.