David Moyes believes that Adnan Januzaj's commitment to Manchester United shows the club's ambition with the youngster snubbing interest from European giants Juventus to pen a five-year deal at Old Trafford.
Januzaj's future with the Red Devils appeared to be far from certain at the beginning of the season as the 18 year old sought guarantees from Moyes that he would be given plenty of opportunities in the first team if he stayed in Manchester.
Eventually the Belgian decided to reject the likes of Juventus to commit to United, who are currently rebuilding in the absence of Sir Alex Ferguson, and Moyes believes that this is proof of the fact that the club will be challenging with the best in England and Europe come the end of the season.
He told the United Review: "Signing Adnan Januzaj on a new five-year contract at Old Trafford shows the club's willingness to go out and try to sign the best players.
"Young footballers get opportunities to progress here at Manchester United and I have no doubt that, in the future, Adnan will become a top player. He is 18 years old, has good ability, plus maturity beyond his years."
Januzaj's signature couldn't have come at a better time for United with the club currently struggling to push for a place in the top four after nine games.
Moyes' side are currently eighth in the table though, after Manchester City lost to Chelsea at the weekend, United's most bitter rivals sit in seventh place just two points ahead of them.
At the weekend United nearly fell victim to a loss to Stoke, trailing 2-1 at half time. Thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez the side were able to recover and claim a 3-2 victory, but there is still much work to be done if they hope to be challenging Arsenal and Chelsea at the top.