Manchester United morning news: Januzaj's agent confirms ‘Interest from some of Europe’s top clubs’

Adnan Januzaj (low qual)

A select round-up of news relating to Manchester United, including Adnan Januzaj’s future and pre-match build-up.

As Manchester United prepare to face Shakhtar Donetsk this evening, the Ukrainian side’s coach Mircea Lucescu believes this may be the perfect time to face the English champions.

We have analysed their games and noted there are always changes,” he said. “You can see four or five different players every game, and because of that the links between players are not very good.”

The message to Moyes is a simple one – settle on your strongest side and stick with it.

We have predicted the team we believe Moyes will go with this evening, bringing the likes of Robin van Persie, Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck back into the starting XI after the 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

You can read our pre-match review and see the full predicted line-up here.

One man who will not be starting tonight – but who is very much part of United’s long-term future – is Adnan Januzaj.

But with talks over a new contract on-going, the Belgian teenager’s agent Dirk De Vriese has confirmed that other clubs are indeed interested in the 18-year-old should a deal with United not be agreed.

I’m not going to say which teams are interested in him, but I can say there is interest from some of Europe’s top clubs,” De Vriese told Voetbal Nieuws in Belgium.

The departure of Sir Alex Ferguson caused a break in negotiations,” he added. “But we are back working on the talks and will see what happens.”

United fans will be desperate for Januzaj to sign a long-term deal as he has already shown in glimpses he has the potential to be a future Old Trafford legend.

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