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Manchester United have secured winger Adnan Januzaj on a five-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2018.

The 18-year-old made his Premier League debut for the Red Devils this term, scoring both goals in the 2-1 win at Sunderland and United have been desperate to keep hold of the Belgian-born star.

United boss 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 work hard now and establish myself as a Manchester United player.”

Januzaj arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2011 from Belgian champions Anderlecht.

Moyes, who has experience in easing hot prospects, such as Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley, into first-teams regards Januzaj as “the most level-headed player I have come across”.

Moyes, who has experience in easing the likes of Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley into first-teams, regards Januzaj as “the most level-headed player I have come across”.

“He’s got no ego to him,” said Moyes. “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.”

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