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08/05/2014 08:03, Report by Adam Marshall

Ronaldo inspires Adnan

Adnan Januzaj has revealed he watches Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to emulate the former Manchester United superstar. 

Ronaldo has broken the record for the number of goals in an individual Champions League campaign, netting his 15th and 16th strikes of the season in the astounding 4-0 victory at Bayern Munich in the semi-final second leg.

Like Januzaj, the Portugal international arrived in Manchester from the continent as a callow youngster but through his dedication and surrounding environment the Madeira man developed into one of the very best footballers on the planet.

In an exclusive interview with June's edition of Inside United, 19-year-old Adnan admits he tracks Ronaldo's performances from afar.

"I watch him a lot and try to do the same things that he does," he explained. "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."

Read the full interview with Adnan Januzaj in the latest issue of Inside United.

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