Manchester United have been warned by Juventus director Beppe Marotta that they risk a repeat of the Paul Pogba situation if they don't extend Adnan Januzaj's contract soon.
Januzaj burst on to the Premier League scene last weekend after his brace against Sunderland inspired Manchester United to a much needed 2-1 win.
As one of the most talked about footballers of the moment, much has been made of the fact that David Moyes has not renewed Januzaj's contract, which runs out in just eight months time.
Failure to tie the 18-year-old down has inspired a number of top European clubs to keep an eye on the situation.
Manchester City and Barcelona have both been linked with a move should he fail to agree a deal at Old Trafford whilst Juventus remain keen.
If Januzaj was to leave, it would echo the controversial departure of Pogba, who left for Juventus last summer after failing to agree terms with Manchester United.
He has since thrived in Turin, proving Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to allow such a talent to leave.
Now Marotta has warned the Old Trafford outfit that they should fear a repeat of that situation whilst questioning why they have allowed his contract to run down in the first place.
He told Tuttosport: "United fear another case like Pogba? They are right to.
"Frankly, I do not understand how they have got to within months of the contract expiry without being able to negotiate a new one."
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