Manchester United starlet reveals season's ambitions

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Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj is not allowing himself to become carried away as he continues his rapid rise, and is instead focused solely on maintaining a position in the Premier League champions' first-team squad.

The 18-year-old was granted his league debut earlier this month in the victory over Crystal Palace after impressing new manager David Moyes with his composed displays in midfield during pre-season.

Such is his promise, Januzaj finds himself a reported target for Manchester City and Juventus, but Moyes believes the player will commit his future to the Red Devils.

Much is expected of Januzaj at Old Trafford after his graduation from the club's esteemed academy, but the latest Manchester United teenager to make an impression on the first-team is taking things slowly.

"First, I’d like to stay in the squad,” he told United Review. "I want to play as many games as I can and become the best player I can possibly be. But I know that I need to keep working hard every day to achieve that."

Following his maiden Premier League outing and his exclusion for the Community Shield win over Wigan, Januzaj is expected to embark on his next senior outing in Wednesday's derby with Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.

And Januzaj says he is enjoying everything that comes with begin a member of the Manchester United first-team.

“I’m really enjoying myself,” he explained. “I played quite a few games in the Reserves last season and I thought I did well, and from there I had the chance to go on tour in the summer.

"It was a good opportunity for me to show what I could do for the team.

“That was a great experience for me and ever since then I’ve been working hard. Now the manager has given me my chance in the first-team at Wembley and against Crystal Palace.

“That was my first Premier League game for United and my first at Old Trafford, so it felt very special. I was in front of another big crowd and I was shocked to get about 25 minutes. When I got the call to say I was coming on, I was surprised. But I went on and tried to play my game.”

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