Looking back as a football supporter your team always has one that got away.
In the case of Manchester United it was young midfielder Paul Pogba who decided to make the switch to Juventus at the end of 2011/12 after struggling to gain regular game time under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Pogba, 20, has now emerged in Turin as one of the brightest midfielders in Europe and the Frenchman was part of the Bianconeri side that clinched the Serie A title last season as he looks to continue this rapid development as a player since leaving Old Trafford.
Now punters in the Football Transfer Tavern are worried that a similar situation could occur with Belgian wonderkid Adnan Januzaj who announced his arrival in the Premier League with a stunning double in United’s 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.
The 18-year-old’s contract runs out at the end of the current season and that has led to speculation in the tavern that he could depart for pastures new with Manchester City and Juventus reportedly in hot pursuit.
However today’s Mirror Football suggests that Red Devils boss David Moyes will do everything possible to keep hold of the Belgian and the club are planning to offer him a four-year deal worth £50,000-a-week which they hope will persuade him to remain with the Red Devils.
United supporters are hopeful that this will mean they won’t be seeing a repeat of the Pogba as the youngster gives them a constant reminder of what they missed out on in Italy.
Much speculation also surrounds Januzaj’s international future with the starlet eligible to play for Belgium, Albania and Kosovo but not England as previously reported over the weekend.
Should United do everything possible to avoid another ‘Pogba’ with the young Belgian? Let us know your thoughts below.
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