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Adnan Januzaj: Manchester United turn down PSG bid

Although Manchester United are turning themselves into a selling club this January in an attempt to offload those unwilling to follow David Moyes into battle, they’re not entertaining any offers for Adnan Januzaj.

United have just turned down a significant offer for the youngster. It probably wasn’t the sort of money that would have covered the funds invested in Juan Mata, but as the offer came from moneybags PSG, it wouldn’t have been insignificant. The French side are rapidly changing like Manchester City did when their current owners took charge, and like Man City they're improving through a combination of big money signings and shrewd youth acquisitions. United, who are known for developing first team players through their extensive academy system, are a club who recognise and nurture talent so we aren’t surprised that they turned the Paris-based side’s offer down.

The French side won’t give up without a fight so we’re expecting them to make an increased offer for the 18 year old winger before the January transfer window shuts. Januzaj signed his first contract with United in October so his commitment can’t be questioned but we’ve seen other players have their heads turned by big money offers and the promise of first team football. PSG aren’t the only club interested in Januzaj as there have also been reports that Italian and Spanish clubs are keeping an eye on the player.

United look likely to finish the season without a trophy as they were dumped out of the FA Cup in the 3rd round, lost to Sunderland on penalties in the Capital One Cup semi-finals and they’re not showing much promise in Europe or the Premier League. Januzaj must have been convinced that the future will be brighter under Moyes, assuming that the underfire manager stays next season.

If you’re a United supporter you’ll probably be crossing your fingers that Januzaj and other academy players like him stay with the club and that the arrival of Juan Mata can turn the club’s fortunes around.

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