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Adnan Januzaj is worth far more than £33m to Manchester United

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May 19, 2013 was a special day in the history of Manchester United, as it represented Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge of the club that he had managed for 26-years. 

On that day, however, there was also a very talented young man sitting on the bench at the Hawthorns. That man: Adnan Januzaj. 

In Ferguson, the Manchester United faithful said goodbye to a legend. What they didn't realise was that a new hero was sitting waiting for his chance. 

In a crazy game - a 5-5 draw - Januzaj wasn't handed the opportunity to make his first team debut. He was, however, acknowledged by Ferguson, and perhaps was handed to David Moyes as a parting gift. 

Januzaj under Moyes

Moyes' tenure at Old Trafford proved a disastrous one, but he did handle Januzaj extremely well. 

Januzaj's full debut on October 5 proved an incredible one. As United were struggling - and behind against Sunderland - Januzaj stepped up with a quite brilliant brace. His two goals in six minutes ultimately meant fans of Manchester United had a new hero. 

Time-and-time again last season, the talented winger proved just how good he is, and how good he can become. 

Real Madrid interest 

However, Manchester United have a problem. That problem: Real Madrid. Reports in the past couple of days have indicated that the Spanish giants are interested in the Red Devils winger. 

In fact, suggestions were made that the club, who took Ronaldo away from the Theatre of Dreams, were ready to make a £33 million move for the player's services. 

£33m is a huge amount of money, however it's certainly not substantial enough for Manchester United to accept - or even consider - from Real Madrid. 

Januzaj, at just 19-years-old, has the world at his feet, and can star at Manchester United for many years to come.

His price tag certainly isn't going to go down over the next five or six years. In fact, it could rocket. Additionally, he will become a key face of Manchester United's brand for several years and, as well as helping them off the pitch, will help them make plenty of money off it. 

There's no doubt about it, Januzaj - over the next five years - will comfortably make Manchester United a profit in all areas. 

His future under Van Gaal

So, ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, how will he star under the new regime. Well, Van Gaal certainly appears to have a great relationship with young talented stars, and will only develop Januzaj further. 

The Dutch coach will know when to utilise the youngster, and will know how to develop him into one of the leading stars in world football. 

Van Gaal and Januzaj may well be match made in heaven. The youngster's progression may reach extreme heights under the new Manchester United boss. Ryan Giggs, who has been installed as Van Gaal's right hand man will also have some say in Januzaj's future. 

There really isn't a better place in the world right now for Januzaj. Manchester United fans, Van Gaal and Januzaj should be very excited about what the future holds. 

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