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Januzaj has been widely praised for his performances this season.

Phil Neville pleased with Januzaj progress

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Manchester United first-team coach Phil Neville is delighted with the progress youngster Adnan Januzaj has made so far this season.

The 18-year old has become a major part of manager David Moyes' plans following a string of impressive performances since he broke into the side at the start of this campaign and he recently signed a new contract which keeps him at the club until June 2018.

Speaking to the club's official website, Neville said: "We knew we had a special talent on our hands, but the real test comes when you play at Old Trafford.

"So that was the question back in pre-season: has he got the temperament to play for Manchester United at Old Trafford? Well, I think he's answered that."

Januzaj's perfomances have been widely praised this season, with even some suggesting United rely too heavily on the young Belgian's shoulders.

However, Neville feels the club are nurturing his talent well and he said: "You have to have the courage, the belief, the confidence, the determination to play for Manchester United... those characteristics are key to a player's success here and Adnan is no different.

“It's still early doors for him, though, and I think we've treated him right. We've played him in games and we've also rested him in others and given him a bit of a breather."

The 37-year old also hopes that there is more to come from Januzaj, adding: "We have to make sure that in two or three years he's still improving and reaching the levels we hope he can reach. That's our job as coaches.”

Januzaj did not feature in United's midweek debacle in Greece but could return when United travel to face West Brom next weekend.

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