Adnan Januzaj has provided a clear indication he is ready to commit his future to Manchester United as he aims to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and become the best player in the world at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo was moulded into one of the finest players in world football during his six year spell at the club, helping his side to three Premier League titles and a Champions League triumph during a wonderful United career which also included a Ballon d'Or success in 2008.
Similarly as Ronaldo did in 2003, Januzaj has begun to carve a formidable reputation for himself at the tender age of 18. Both his future for club and country have been the subject of much debate in recent weeks with up to seven countries including England hoping to convince Januzaj to represent them at international level.
At club level, Barcelona, Juventus and arch rivals Manchester City are reportedly keen to lure the Belgian-born teenager away from Old Trafford, but Januzaj himself has given a clear indication of where his future lies, and he hopes to achieve.
"From the beginning I wanted to play to United and now I've got the chance," Januzaj told Kosovo television station KTV.
"I work hard in training, the manager gave me an opportunity and I managed to score the two goals against Sunderland, I was really happy with both strikes.
"I am a United player and will give everything for United.
"I want to give the maximum for the team and become the best player in the world."
After a handful of impressive cameo appearances, the Belgian-born attacker introduced himself to the world in stunning fashion with two superbly taken goals on his first start for United in a 2-1 win over Sunderland.
Januzaj's game-changing performance is likely to see him afforded with more first team opportunities in the coming weeks as the club aim to resolve his future as soon as possible. The 18-year-old is currently locked in negotiations with the Premier League champions to extend is stay at Old Trafford beyond next summer when his current deal expires.
While it would appear speculation regarding the teenager's club future is nearing its conclusion, who the winger will represent on the international stage remains uncertain.
Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey and England are among the teams waiting to hear which nation Januzaj declares for, but Belgium would have appeared to have damaged their chances of convincing the youngster after angering his father through recent comments made by national team coach Marc Wilmots.
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