Manchester United teenager commits to Old Trafford future.
Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five year contract at Old Trafford.
The 18 year-old, who was born in Belgium but eligible to play for a number of countries, won his first start of the campaign against Sunderland, scoring both Man Utd goals in a 2-1 victory.
There were fears that Januzaj could elect to move on at the end of the season, as his previous deal was set to expire in June, but increased first team opportunities under David Moyes may well have have been the catalyst that made him put pen to paper.
“I’m delighted that Adnan has committed his future to United.
“He is an outstanding talent and has impressed me consistently since I came to United in July,” said Red Devils boss David Moyes to the Manchester United official website.
“His balance, poise and ability to beat players is truly exceptional for a boy of his age.
“It’s great that he recognises that this club, with its tradition for developing young players and giving them a chance on the biggest stage, is the best place for him to be.”
“It’s a great thrill to be able to sign for Manchester United,” added Januzaj.
“Since arriving here I have always felt like this was the right club for me. This season has been great for me – going on the pre season tour, making my debut in the Community Shield win at Wembley and then breaking into the team at Sunderland – it’s like a dream. I want to work hard now and establish myself as a Manchester United player.”