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Manchester United would be in 'trouble' if they sold £40m star

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Former Manchester United defender Paul McGrath believes that the club would be left in 'real trouble' if they were to lose the services of Adan Januzaj.

Reports today claim that French champions Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a quite sensational £40 million move for the 19-year-old this summer - yet McGrath, who represented the Red Devils with distinction between 1982-89, evidently believes that his former club need to hold on to the talented starlet.

"If Manchester United can’t hold on to Januzaj then they’re in real trouble,” the former Republic of Ireland international told talkSPORT.

"He’s 18-years-old, was brave enough to take a penalty in the League Cup semi-final and has the balance of Ryan Giggs. You don’t want to lose that sort of player."

Versatile attacker Januzaj has enjoyed a breakout season for Manchester United, with the Belgian-born talent featuring on 17 occasions in the Premier League and providing a bright spark during an otherwise dismal first season for manager David Moyes at Old Trafford.

This is not the first time PSG have come calling for Januzaj, with those same aforementioned reports claiming that the Ligue 1 giants had a miserly offer of just £15 million rejected during the recent January transfer window.

Manchester United fans - who will surely echo McGrath's thoughts over the future of their most gifted youngster - can be suitably comforted by the fact that Januzaj only signed a new five-year deal at the club in October, with the player claiming that securing such a contract was "like a dream".

In the seemingly unlikely event that he does indeed move to the French capital, then the defending Premier League champions would surely be able to command a sizeable fee.

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