Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford, the club announced on Saturday. The 18-year-old Januzaj was due to be out of contract next summer, but following his match-winning double against Sunderland, the EPL champions have moved swiftly to secure his long-term future with them by handing him a five-year deal.
Januzaj, who moved to Manchester United from Anderlecht in 2011, said he is delighted to have penned the new contract. "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," Januzaj told the club's official website.
"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," the striker said.
United Manager David Moyes, who took over the teams reins from Alex Ferguson at the start of the season, 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."