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Man Utd evening headlines as Greenwood signs deal, Januzaj claim, squad addition


Here are the Manchester United evening headlines on Tuesday, February 16.

Greenwood signs new deal

Mason Greenwood says he is in the ‘perfect environment’ to achieve his dreams in football after signing a new four-year contract with Manchester United.

The 19-year-old put pen-to-paper on Tuesday to extend his Old Trafford stay until the summer of 2025, with an option of a further year.

Greenwood has been at the club since he was just seven-years-old and has opened up on how United are the ‘perfect’ club to continue his progress.

The England international said: “When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first-team one day.

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“I’ve worked so hard to reach this level and the last two years have been amazing. There is so much that I want to achieve in the game and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football.

“With the support from the manager, his coaching staff and so many great players to learn from; I know that I am developing every single day. There is a lot more to come from myself and this team and I am so committed to working hard week in, week out to help the group achieve success.

“I want to repay the club for the support that everyone has given me over the years and show everyone just what I am capable of.”

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Shoretire included in Europa League squad

Shola Shoretire has been included in Manchester United’s Europa League squad and could make his debut this week.

The 17-year-old attacker has shone for Neil Wood’s Under-23s side this season and has recently been called upon to train with the senior squad.

Shoretire could now make his debut for United on Thursday as they make the trip to face Real Sociedad in the first leg of the last-32 tie in the Europa League.

United have named 27 players in their squad, which includes Amad, Phil Jones, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop and Sergio Romero.

Teams competing in the European tournament are able to name 12 substitutes on the bench and use five of them.

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Januzaj makes bold United claim

Adnan Januzaj believes he would still be playing for United if he had the right coaches.

The 26-year-old made his United debut back in 2013 when David Moyes was in charge and it turned out to be a terrific first season for the Belgian winger.

Moyes‘ tutelage of the once-promising youngster was brilliant and he established himself as one of United’s most dangerous attacking players, albeit in a misfiring side.

However, when Louis van Gaal took over from Moyes, Januzaj‘s career at Old Trafford quickly went downhill – something he reflected on in an exclusive chat with MEN Sport.

Januzaj is set to feature for Real Sociedad in their Europa League tie with United this week and he has been speaking about how, under the right guidance, he would still be playing his football on the red half of Manchester.

“Yes, if I had the right people that really were pushing me, that were giving me love and wanted me to play, yes, of course I would still be there, possibly.

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“But at the end of the day, I didn’t have the right people that were working with me, so it was more difficult for me to play. I didn’t want to leave United but when you don’t get game-time, you’re not happy because of a few people, then you cannot stay there and you have to move on and play your football somewhere else.

“It was the staff – his (Van Gaal’s) staff because I had to do whatever he was saying. I was a young boy, I just had to stay calm and, like we say, I just had to shut up and work on the pitch! That’s it. That’s the most you could do, there’s nothing else you could do. You just had to accept it and enjoy and play for your football.

“If you don’t have the right people, the right coaches who can push you further then it would be really difficult for you to show yourself on the pitch, to express yourself.”

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