Adnan Januzaj gave a timely reminder of his ability with a fantastic goal for Belgium against England on Thursday.
The Real Sociedad winger, starting for the Red Devils in a much-changed lineup with World Cup qualification already secured, made his first major contribution to this tournament with a tremendous curling strike to put his side up early in the second half.
(After the beauty of the goal, marvel at how Michy Batshuayi nearly manages to give himself a concussion in the goalmouth with nobody around him.)
Former future England star Januzaj scores for Belgium to put England in front
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) June 28, 2018
Januzaj, who was once courted by England when his early career showed much more promise, spent five years at Manchester United (including 18 months away at Dortmund and Sunderland) before departing Old Trafford on a permanent basis in 2017. This was just his second goal for Belgium, in his ninth appearance.
Should the score remain the same, Belgium will win Group G with nine points from three games and set up a last 16 clash with Japan. England, meanwhile, would be facing Colombia in the knockout stage but avoid the “tougher” of the knockout paths going forward.