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Manchester United starlet is worth much more than £30m

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Recent reports revealed that Paris Saint-Germain have attempted to sign Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj in the current transfer window.

The French champions are believed to have lodged a "substantial" bid for the player's services – but these advances were immediately rejected by the United hierarchy.

This news was somewhat overshadowed by a 25-year-old woman's claims that Januzaj had left her distinctly underwhelmed after a far-than-romantic date at Nando's, but the 18-year-old has been anything but underwhelming on the pitch this season, and those at Old Trafford know full well they have a real gem on their hands.

The Belgium-born winger has been one of the few positives for the Red Devils in what has so far been an extremely testing campaign for all concerned at the home of the Premier League champions.

Despite his tender age, Januzaj is one of the few players in this Manchester United team who could hold his hands up and confidently say 'yes' when asked if he had given it his all in recent months.

The young winger only made his senior debut at the start of the season, but his remarkable ability and steely mentality means he's established himself as a key player for the club in record time.

Although we're not sure exactly how much PSG bid for Januzaj, we can presume that a "substantial" offer entails a bid of at least £15m.

However, even if PSG doubled that, United would be foolish to do anything but dismiss it straight away.

Januzaj is a fearless character who has not for one moment looked fazed at playing alongside household names such as Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie.

Equally, he has not been overawed playing in front of thousands of spectators either at Old Trafford or at hostile grounds including Stamford Bridge.

But this is a player who is still improving all the time. The natural ability is clear for all to see, while his decision-making is already very impressive - so just how good a player will he be in, say, five or six years' time?

Even £30m could end up looking like peanuts a little further down the line, which is why it was so imperative that he signed that long-term contract with the Red Devils in October.

For those still wondering why United's club-record signing Juan Mata was handed the No. 8 shirt rather than the iconic No. 7, Januzaj could well be the answer.

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