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Man Utd defender Ferdinand: Best thing this season has been Januzaj

Rio Ferdinand says Adnan Januzaj has been one of the few positives for Manchester United this season.

The 18 year-old signed a new five-year deal yesterday.

"There have been positives about this season with the best one of those being the emerging talent of Adnan," Ferdinand told "We saw how well he did in pre-season and he's taken that into the season and when he's had his opportunities for the first team he's done really, really well. Even if he hadn't have scored [at Sunderland] it would have gone down as a very good performance.

"The manager and the lads at the club won't let him get carried away with anything and will make sure he keeps his feet on the ground. He's a really good lad and he wants to be a top player, that's the most important thing. But he knows he has to work hard to achieve his dreams.

"The best advice I can give him is just to work hard and not let anything get in the way of becoming a top player. He's got natural ability which is something a lot of kids have and rely on to get them where they want to go. But you can't just rely on that - you have to work hard and make the right decisions, especially in the early part of your career and make training the be all and end all of your life."

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