Januzaj had come on for another eye-catching display.
Van Persie said of the Belgian: "I thought in pre-season he had something special. Over the years I’ve seen so many young players, and I can honestly say that of all them he is up there in the top one or two.
"When I go back 10 years to when I was quite young, I see similar attributes. I was very confident as well and I see some stuff in him and the choices he makes that I made."
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