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Man United's teen sensation Adnan Januzaj (centre) is set to get a massive pay bump after his match-winning turn against Sunderland on Sunday. AFP PHOTO/ Ian MacNicol
LONDON (The SUN): Manchester United are ready to offer teen sensation Adnan Januzaj a 2,900% pay rise.
The Belgian star, 18, earns just £1,000 (RM5,125) a week but his current deal runs out next summer.
So United will offer him a contract worth around £30,000 (RM153,000) a week to stave off interest from other top clubs.
Old Trafford chiefs are desperate not to be embarrassed again in the same way they were with Paul Pogba.
He was in the final year of his contract and was offered £15,000 (RM76,000) a week for his first major pro deal – but Juventus came in with double that.
While Pogba was keen to stay at United, he could not refuse the money the Serie A giants were offering and he has since thrived in Italy.
Januzaj, 18, is already interesting local rivals Manchester City and his double in United’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday will only have increased that.
He joined United from Anderlecht when he was 16 and England boss Roy Hodgson has been monitoring his progress with a view to getting him committed to the Three Lions.
But the youngster can also play for Belgium and Albania among other countries and Hodgson faces a battle to land him.
United fear £27.5mil (RM140mil) new-boy Marouane Fellaini could need surgery on a wrist injury which would see him sidelined for crucial games after the international break.
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