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Manchester United starlet may sign new contract

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After making his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Manchester United's young Belgian Adnan Januzaj is close to signing a new long-term deal.

In his pre-Champions League press conference on Monday, David Moyes said he is "confident" in renewing the youngster's contract amidst rumours of a bid from local rivals Manchester City.

After signing from Anderlecht in 2011 at the age of 16, 18-year old Januzaj has impressed for the Manchester United youth team, and has been praised for his balance, agility and technical ability.

According to Belgium coach Marc Wilmots, Januzaj has refused to play for Belgium at youth level, intending to declare for his father's country of Albania. Wilmots says he has plans to speak to the United forward:

"I will soon do it and it is up to him to decide. Januzaj has never played for the Rode Duivels. Not even for the youth teams. He has always refused."

Januzaj is widely regarded as one of the hottest young prospects in the Premier League, making his senior debut in the Community Shield against Wigan this season. He came on in the 68th minute for Ashley Young on Saturday.

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