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Januzaj reveals his admiration for Ronaldo

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Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has revealed he models his game on former Old Trafford hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 19-year-old has become an established member of Manchester United's first-team squad this season after being promoted by former Red Devils boss David Moyes.

Januzaj has grabbed the opportunity afforded to him by Moyes with both hands - featuring in 26 Premier League games for the champions thus far.

The youngster, who has been included in Belgium's provisional World Cup squad, has this week announced that he studies Real Madrid ace Ronaldo.

Speaking to Inside United, Januzaj said on the Portuguese forward: "I watch him a lot and try to do the same things that he does.

"He is a very good player. I always look at him and watch his games as well and try to do what he is doing and remember what he did at Manchester United."

Januzaj is planning to use the summer to bulk up in a similar fashion to what Ronaldo did during his time at Manchester United.

"I have to work hard in the gym like he did because, when he came here, he wasn't strong.

"But after a year or so he became really strong and could push people away. I'm getting a bit stronger now due to the gym work."

The teenager is likely to be given a chance to impress soon-to-be Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as the Dutchman is a big fan of giving youth players an opportunity to stake a claim for a spot in his starting line-up.

Januzaj's chances of holding down a first-team spot could also improve if the likes of Nani and Ashley Young are moved on in the summer.

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