Reserve team player of the year Adnan Januzaj will see his progress rewarded with a new contract according to his agent.
The 18 year old shone for Warren Joyce’s u21 side this season as the team won the u21 Premier League and was duly named the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year Award.
With the departure of Paul Pogba in mind, United will move to tie the young Belgian midfielder down as his current deal expires in 2014 and a number of clubs including Juventus and Barcelona are said to be lurking.
Januzaj’s agent Dirk Devriese said:
“We know Adnan is on the list of many clubs. But, my player was voted reserve team player of the year and was one of the star players on a few big youth tournaments.
“It’s no surprise other teams are interested in him. Sir Alex Ferguson has told Adnan a few weeks ago that he can play in three positions in the midfield. They have worked hard on his weak points.
“We’ll talk about a new contract in a month – his one is expiring in 2014. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has delayed the negotiations, but if everything goes well, Adnan will stay a few years longer at Old Trafford.
“The club rewarded him with a squad number and he’ll be part of the first squad next season.”