United show more faith in Januzaj

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Manchester United have already shown their eagerness to tie down impressive youngster Adnan Januzaj, with reports in the British press suggesting the 18-year-old has been offered a new 60,000 a week contract.

Januzaj shone in his first league start, scoring a brace in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland to set tongues wagging for the remainder of the weekend. Now, the Daily Mail and Mirror report the Belgian will be offered a juicy new deal in order to avoid a repeat of Paul Pogba's depature to Juventus for free.

Januzaj is out of contract at the end of this season, and David Moyes made moves late on Sunday to ensure the starlet will be hanging around Old Trafford for many years to come. The new contract for Januzaj is said to be four years in length.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claims United are also keen on keeping Will Keane. The England Under-21 striker has returned from a knee injury, and Bolton and Wigan are both interested in securing his services, at least on loan. But Moyes is eager to keep Keane nearby, despite making only one appearance for the club's first team.

Finally, the Daily Star state Real Madrid are lining up Manchester City's David Silva as a replacement for Mesut Ozil, who has starred for Arsenal since his summer move. Real are considering a January swoop for a new playmaker as they aim to make up ground on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, and Silva has emerged as the club's top choice.

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