Juventus director Beppe Marotta has claimed that Manchester United are concerned that hugely talented youngster Adnan Januzaj will exit the club at the end of the current season.
The Belgian teenager scored two goals against Sunderland after being handed a first start by David Moyes and has since made countless headlines as his future at both club and international level are discussed.
Despite United being fully aware of his huge potential they have failed to tie him down to a new long-term contract and the 18 year old could depart Old Trafford in the summer for a miniscule amount when his current deal expires.
Manchester United had a similar case when Paul Pogba refused to agree a new deal and instead ran down his contract and accepted an offer from Juventus. The Italian giants were made to pay a small fee in the form of compensation but have hugely profited from his arrival.
Pogba made some 38 appearances in all competitions in his debut season as Juventus won their third consecutive league title.
Now the Serie A champions have claimed that United are concerned that Januzaj may follow the example of Pogba who has enjoyed plenty of success since deciding to leave Old Trafford.
"They fear another Pogba case," Marotta told the Italian press. "They are right, but frankly I do not understand how they can come to having just months left on the player's contract with no sign of renewing,"
Before adding: "He is a player of great quality and promise."
Manchester United will be desperate for Januzaj to commit his long-term future to the club and will certainly want to open negotiations as soon as possible after such an impressive start to his senior career.
However, it has been a difficult start to the season for Moyes and he will need to convince the young Belgian midfielder that United is the right club as there is sure to be several major European sides monitoring his situation.
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