Moyes is sure Januzaj won’t follow Pogba to Juve…
Manchester United boss David Moyes is confident that teenage Belgian prodigy Adnan Januzaj will extend his contract and stay at Old Trafford, reports the Telegraph.
The 18-year-old winger has emerged as the most promising young talent at old Trafford, and he’s been brought off the bench once this season in the Premier League home win against Crystal Palace.
While his rise has not been meteoric, it’s certainly been impressive; and his Scottish boss is eager to tie him down to a new long term contract as soon as possible, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.
Moyes is worried that agents and the lure of lucrative deals elsewhere could tempt the youngster.
“Adnan is keen to stay, but he has some influences round him,” Moyes said.
“We really think an awful lot of him, he is a Manchester United player and I am sure he will [continue to] be.
“We think this is the best place for producing and giving young players an opportunity. We think we do it better than anybody.”
Italian giants Juventus are reportedly interested in Januzaj, and similarly took advantage of Paul Pogba’s unresolved contract dispute at Old Trafford not too long ago.
Moyes is adamant though that his best young players will be given a chance, and none are currently showing more potential than Januzaj.
“I do it, maybe not as well as my predecessor, but at Everton we always put young players in the team when we thought the time was right. It is what we want,” Moyes continued.
“It is part of my remit to promote young players and Adnan has been promoted already. The next part is to become a regular first-team player.”
With the likes of Antonio Valencia, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Wilfried Zaha and Ashley Young currently vying for the wide spots, Januzaj will do well to get much game time this season. A new contract though, will help the youngster develop his outstanding talent in good time.