Great news for Man United fans as Januzaj pens new five-year deal at Old Trafford 9 years ago

Great news for Man United fans as Januzaj pens new five-year deal at Old Trafford

It’s been a difficult start to the season for Manchester United, but the Premier League champions have been given a huge boost with the news that promising youngster Adnan Januzaj has penned a new five-year deal with the club.

Januzaj has been the talk of the town since scoring two goals on his first Premier League start against Sunderland a fortnight back, while there has plenty of focus on the 18-year old’s international future due to his availability to a number of countries and the possibility that he could even play for England down the line.


Januzaj’s previous contract had been due to expire next summer and there had been speculation linking him with a number of top European clubs including Juventus as United attempted to secure his future and prevent another talented youngster from leaving following the departures of Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba in recent years.

The club announced this morning, however, that the talented youngster has put pen to paper on a five-year deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018, news that will come as a big boost ahead of the Premier League meeting with Southampton at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Commenting on Januzaj’s new deal, Manchester United manager David Moyes said: "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.

“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."


The player himself, meanwhile, added: "It’s a great thrill to be able to sign for Manchester United. 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."