Manchester United must not sell £40m star to PSG

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Amid a dark sea of numbing mediocrity that has consumed Manchester United so far this season, Adnan Januzaj has provided the one major bright spark for David Moyes.

The Premier League champions are struggling badly amid a difficult transition under the former Everton favourite, of that there can surely be absolutely no doubt.

However, while several players in the club's current squad have proven to be alarmingly sub-standard since Moyes took the helm - the Belgian-born playmaker continues to come of age in delightful fashion.

Yesterday, it was reported that French champions Paris Saint-Germain - who have developed quite the reputation for flexing their considerable financial muscle since being taken over by the Qatar Investment Authority - were plotting a sensational £40 million swoop for Januzaj this summer after initially seeing a £15 million offer rejected during the recent transfer window.

Given PSG's aforementioned reputation, it would not surprise me in the slightest if such speculation turned out to be accurate.

Despite boasting a very talented squad that currently sit top of Ligue 1 five points clear of nearest challengers Marseille, the Parisians - managed by former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc - always appear to be on the lookout for talented new recruits.

Manchester United though, would be foolish to consider selling Januzaj. Even though £40 million may seem like an exorbitant fee for a player who has limited Premier League experience, he has shown wonderful promise in his career to date and should, frankly, be one of the last players the Red Devils are prepared to let depart Old Trafford.

With or without the money raised from selling players, you have to think that Moyes will be given sufficient funds to significantly improve his squad during the summer - particularly if this dismal season shows no signs of improvement over the coming months.

There is simply no reason for Manchester United to sell Januzaj and doing so would surely deal an enormous and potentially even fatal blow to Moyes' already fragile reputation among supporters.

If Januzaj was a bit of a loose cannon, an arrogant so-and-so not content with sticking with the club while they navigate their way through a difficult spell, then obviously that would make such a deal far more appealing - but this certainly does not appear to be the case at present.

While we are obviously not privy to what goes on or indeed what is said inside the dressing room, Januzaj - despite his shameful diving antics - gives the impression of a sensible and level-headed young man who realises the strength of his current position and is in no hurry to move towards the exit door.

He would hardly have signed a new five-year deal in October, if he wanted to leave the club.

PSG may well come back with that sizeable offer for Januzaj, but it is one that Manchester United - for the sake of their own future and their relationship with a disgruntled fanbase - must not accept.

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