Manchester United are determined not to let their teenage forward Adnan Januzaj walk away for free by the time he is out of contract at the end of the season.
The 18-year-old marked his Premier League debut by scoring a brace as the Premier League champions staged a comeback from one goal down against managerless Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
According to the Daily Mail, the ‘Red Devils’ have offered the Belgian £60,000-a-week to remain at Old Trafford amid interests from Manchester City and Juventus.
The Premier League champions are not willing to make the same mistake they did in 2012 when they allowed Paul Pogba join Serie A champions Juventus for free after becoming disillusioned with lack of first-team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson.
United manager David Moyes, who also gave the likes of Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley their league debut, both at Everton, is eager to secure a deal to keep his new star after praising his effort in the 2-1 triumph.
“I remember giving Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley their debuts and Adnan is certainly in that quality,” the Scot said.
“He’s a really good talent but Manchester United will keep his feet on the ground… And we’ll do that, we’ll try to bring him on at the right speed.”