Adnan Januzaj must stay at Manchester United

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Adnan Januzaj could be forgiven if he has recently considered the idea of leaving Manchester United at the end of the season.

The 18-year-old is reportedly interesting some of Europe's biggest clubs, who are no doubt prepared to offer him – and his agent – vast amount of money in order to leave Old Trafford.

Januzaj showed just how special a talent he is with a wonderful Man of the Match display against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, when he scored two fabulous second-half goals to earn the Red Devils three precious Premier League points.

When asked whether Januzaj would be signing a new contract to stay with the Premier League champions, his manager David Moyes responded: "I'm not too worried about that (contract situation) because every young boy wants to play for Manchester United.

"If I was a young player, I don't see anywhere better to play, we're a club that promotes young players and I'm a manager who does that.

"If I was the dad of a young boy who was good enough to play at this level, I could see there was a chance of getting in our team. That's part of my remit."

And that's exactly why it's in Januzaj's best interests to put pen to paper on a new contract and stay at Manchester United.

If, for example, he left for a club like Manchester City, he can wave goodbye to the prospect of playing regular first-team football because of the sheer amount of competition for places at the Etihad Stadium.

Januzaj, for all his talent and potential, is still developing as a footballer and needs minutes on the pitch – and there's no question he'll get that at Old Trafford.

United might be famed for their world-class wingers, but at this moment in time they are lacking quality in the wide areas. Ashley Young certainly won't prevent Januzaj from getting a substantial number of appearances under his belt this season.

And in Moyes, Januzaj is working under a manager who knows how to nurture precocious teenagers. Okay, he might not be the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson, but the ex-Everton boss showed with Wayne Rooney and, more recently, Ross Barkley that he knows how to help maximise a starlet's potential.

Januzaj might look to the example of Paul Pogba, who left United for Juventus and has established himself as a first-team regular with the Italian giants and with the French national team, but his patience will be rewarded if he sticks with the Red Devils.

The financial rewards will come, as will the silverware, while the adulation from the United faithful is already there.

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