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Adnan Januzaj set to stay at Manchester United

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Adnan Januzaj will not be allowed to complete a move away from Manchester United before the transfer window closes, reports The Mail.

The 19-year-old has barely featured under Louis van Gaal this season and has been courted by Roberto Martinez's Everton with just hours before the deadline. However, Van Gaal is adamant Januzaj is still in his plans and will not allow him to leave temporarily or otherwise.

The Belgium international started his first Premier League since October in the 3-1 win over Leicester City and was impressive throughout. It followed another starting place against Cambridge United, which didn't end as well for either Januzaj or the Red Devils.

Stalling development

His 90 minutes against the Foxes was just the fifth Premier League game he has started this term with Manchester United fans growing concerned for his stalling development.

The playmaker was a key figure under David Moyes, but has struggled for playing time following the arrival of Angel di Maria. The record signing from Real Madrid, coupled with the change to a 3-5-2 formation, left Januzaj without a role to play.

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Huge contract

Januzaj's importance to the squad was highlighted after he agreed a huge £60,000-a-week five-year contract with Manchester United in 2013 along with the biggest signing-on fee ever awarded to a teenager by the club.

Moyes, now manager of Real Sociedad, was first to be linked with an interest in taking Januzaj on loan but the Scot later confirmed that he had no desire to reunite with the man he helped bring through the ranks.

Permanent deal

Paris Saint-Germain were interested in a permanent deal but that never seemed likely. All the signs pointed towards Goodison Park, where Januzaj would gain vital playing time in English football.

The deal was made all the more possible by Manchester United's continued interest in Seamus Coleman, but it now appears that the Toffees will not get the chance to take Januzaj in the current window. 

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