Manchester United manager David Moyes says that he is confident that starlet Adnan Januzaj will sign a new contract at the club, hopefully penning him down for a long and successful career at Old Trafford.
Januzaj, who burst on to the scene for many in Manchester United’s last league match against Sunderland, with two fantastic strikes to take away all the points from the stadium of light.
Speaking to reporters at Carrington on Friday afternoon, David Moyes said:
“I’m confident, I want to get it done and hopefully it will all get sorted. You’re 18 and you are playing for Manchester United. I don’t know where else would you want to play.”
Januzaj has come through the ranks at Manchester United, but many will have only caught sight of his talent on their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia.
Moyes admits that he could play anywhere, even centre-forward, he is that good.
“I would have played Adnan three or four weeks earlier but the circumstances didn’t feel right to put him in the team for different reasons. He’s a really good football player who is going to be able to play in several positions.
“Time will tell what his best one will be. He could arguably be a centre-forward – he’s that good with his back to goal – but is also very good coming in off the left or right. As he showed at Sunderland, he has a goal in him as well.
“He’s got no ego to him. He has no problem training with the reserves or youth team. He’s a real humble boy who has been well looked after by his dad and family. He can handle anything that comes. I’ve spoken to him about what he has to do.
“There are going to be dips at times with young boys and we’ll try and look for that but I don’t see it at the moment. Obviously I won’t play him in all the games or use him all the time but we’ll certainly consider using him when we think the time is right.
“When I got the job, part of it was to introduce young players. When we’re in the dressing room area I see Matt Busby’s comment that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. That has near enough been the psychology through this club.
“The last manager put young players in when he had them and if I’ve got more young ones, I’ll look to play them.”