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Januzaj signs new five-year contract with United

ESPN staff
October 19, 2013
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Adnan Januzaj has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new five-year contract with the club.

The deal will keep the midfielder, who recently scored twice on his full Premier League debut at Sunderland, at Old Trafford until June 2018.

"It's a great thrill to be able to sign for Manchester United," Januzaj told the club's official website. "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."

United manager David Moyes expressed his delight over the news, revealing he had been impressed by the youngster since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

"I'm delighted that Adnan has committed his future to United," Moyes said. "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."

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