Adnan Januzaj

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has revealed he is trying to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo by working hard in the gym and watching the Real Madrid star's games.

Ronaldo spent six astonishing seasons at Old Trafford, scoring 117 goals, before making his £76m move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Ballon D'or holder has already scored 31 La Liga goals this season – as many as Luis Suarez – while he recently broke the record for the number of goals in a single Champions League campaign, with 16, after netting a brace in the semi-final against Bayern Munich.

In an interview with Inside United, Januzaj admits his admiration for the former United star, saying:

"I watch him a lot and try to do the same things that he does. He is a very good player. I always look at him and watch his games as well and try to do what he is doing and remember what he did at Manchester United.

"I have to work hard in the gym like he did because, when he came here, he wasn't strong. But after a year or so he became really strong and could push people away. I'm getting a bit stronger now due to the gym work."

The emergence of Januzaj has been one of the only bright spots in United's disappointing campaign.

Even though his opportunities during the second half of the campaign have been limited following Juan Mata's arrival, he has started 14 Premier League games during his first campaign in the top flight, scoring four goals, including a brace on his full debut against Sunderland last October.

Januzaj's emergence at United this season has even caught the eyes of some big European clubs, but he instead decided to commit his long-term future to the club by renewing his contract.