Adnan Januzaj signs new five-year deal
Adnan Januzaj has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new long-term contract
Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has ended speculation about his future bu signing a new five-year deal at Old Trafford.
Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson had predicted a big future for the former Anderlecht youngster, saying he has tremendous and can become a great Manchester United player.
Januzaj was given his chance to shine on the pre-season tour and he grabbed it with both hands. He displayed skills, flair and composure on the ball that is not associated with a 18 year old as he dazzled his opponents.
He made his competitive debut in the Community Shield against Wigan Athletic where United won 2-0. His consistent form has seen him finally got a start against Sunderland just before the recent international break and he scored two goals in a 2-1 comeback victory.
The 18-year-old has now signed a deal to remain at Old Trafford and this must be a huge relief for David Moyes and should give the dressing room a lift. He is a player of great ability, excellent vision, lots of composure and has the potential to become one of the world's best.
Upon signing his new deal, Januzaj stated that he felt at home at Old Trafford. He said: "It’s a great thrill to be able to sign for Manchester United. Since arriving here I have always felt like this was the right club for me.
"This season has been great for me – going on the pre season tour, making my debut in the Community Shield win at Wembley and then breaking into the team at Sunderland – it’s like a dream. I want to work hard now and establish myself as a Manchester United player."
Moyes on the other hand expressed his delight to have this talented youngster in his squad for at least another five years.
Moyes said: "I'm delighted that Adnan has committed his future to United. He is an outstanding talent and has impressed me consistently since I came to United in July. His balance, poise and ability to beat players is truly exceptional for a boy of his age.
"It’s great that he recognises that this club, with its tradition for developing young players and giving them a chance on the biggest stage, is the best place for him to be."
The next step now for Januzaj is to select which international outfit he will represent. He recently rejected a call-up from Belgium but is also eligible to represent Serbia and Albania.
Belgium will no doubt want to add another promising youngster to their ranks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup.
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