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Delighted Januzaj signs five-year United deal

"It's like a dream," said 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj on his Manchester United FC breakthrough after signing a new contract running until June 2018.

Adnan Januzaj celebrates during his breakthrough game at Sunderland
Adnan Januzaj celebrates during his breakthrough game at Sunderland ©Getty Images

Manchester United FC have given 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj a new five-year contract running until June 2018.

The Belgian-born 18-year-old winger made his competitive first-team debut as a substitute in this season's FA Community Shield at Wembley but captured headlines with his first two senior goals a fortnight ago in the 2-1 Premier League defeat of Sunderland AFC. Januzaj is in United's squads for both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Youth League, each of who visit Real Sociedad de Fútbol on Wednesday.

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."

Januzaj 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 hard now and establish myself as a Manchester United player."