It could be another headache for David Moyes as rising star Adnan Januzaj could potentially start talking to foreign clubs from January.
Januzaj - whose current deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season - scored twice to help United defeat Sunderland 2-1 on his first start in the Premier League last weekend.
Clubs being linked with Januzaj include Juventus, who have already managed to lure away one talented United youngster Paul Pogba in a similar situation.
Juventus General Manager Beppe Marotta has been quoted in the Italian media praising Januzaj and criticising United's contract renewal policy:
“If they fear another case like Pogba's then they are right.
"It's difficult to understand how we can reach a stage eight months prior to the contract expiring without seeing a renewal.
"Januzaj is a player showing big promise. He is a player of great quality.”
The departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and the transition to the new David Moyes era may have impacted on the Januzaj negotiations, but with David Moyes failing to land any of his major transfer targets in the summer, it would be a big positive to secure the services of a young talent such as Januzaj.
Failing to tie down the talented Januzaj now would not go down to well with the United supporters. However, it must be remembered that Paul Pogba was lured away whilst the club was under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson, proving that keeping hold of talented youngsters in this situation is increasingly difficult in the modern game.
If Adnan Januzaj does sign another deal with United It will be a major boost for the new manager in what has been a rocky start to his Old Trafford tenure.
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