Hughes says Januzaj could take a leaf out of Ryan Giggsâ€™s book and learn how to handle rough tackling.
"Ryan was playing in the Lancashire A and B leagues and had to go to places like Marine," he said.
"When youâ€™re a 14-year-old kid and have to go up against men, you have to deal with that early and learn very quickly how to jump out of tackles.
"I certainly didnâ€™t get any protection from referees. If anything, my opponents needed protecting from me!
"But Iâ€™d imagine that Ryan is mentoring Januzaj now as to how to deal with the situation."