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I guess we'll never know unless we give him a chance. He went to Watford and stood out. He went to Wigan and did well. If he plays for us and plays to our level. He'll be better than spending however many million on a player.
It's time we started giving the lad his head ....if he's good enough he's old enough as 'Sir Matt' used to say , and it still stands nowadays....bringing trough players like young Cleverley and letting him play with good players will bring him on leaps and bounds and in the long run save United in the region of 70 mill...What would you rather have a 'reluctant Sneijder' or someone young potentially as good as and will run through brick walls for United....oh i know 'you don't win out with kids...lol'
Very impressive. So comfortable on the ball, passed the ball around well, tracked back and worked his socks off, linked up well in attack especially with Welbeck, a double act which is continuing to impress. The future is well and truly bright.
Before the game, would anyone have put money on a CM pairing of Cleverley and Ando outplaying a very muscular City midfield of De Jong and Yaya Toure? Forget about pre-season friendlies, though last night was just one of them as well, it certainly was played like a competitive fixture and our Cleverley in particular showed that he is ready for the big time. He may suffer a dip in the second-half of the season or in his second season, which is expected, but he showed enough last night that he really is the real deal. There is a star quality in him which marks him out for the big time. In terms of playing style, his short and tidy passing game and his ability to appear at the edge of the penalty box reminds me of Scholes; all he has to do is to improve on his longer range passing and shooting ability.
Skysports.com understands Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has been called up to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Holland.
Cleverley is back at United after spending last season on loan at Wigan Athletic and he impressed as a second-half substitute in Sunday's Community Shield win over Manchester City.
The youngster has previously represented England's Under 21s, but has been drafted into the senior squad for the first time by coach Fabio Capello.
That was a good read. I have high hopes for Cleverley. I don't expect him to burst into the team from nowhere and be our answer but I do hope he can stake a claim over the next season or two. He has so much enthusiasm and has a lot of capabilities for a footballer of smaller stature. His pass and go game is great and the same has to be said about his vision when passing.
I can see him have a Hernandez type season, where he starts out more as a sub but he'll impress so much when he gets chances that Fergie will have no choice but to play him. Not saying he'll have as much effect as Hernandez did but his season will be very similar to that of Chicha's last season.
I too am a big fan of Cleverley, I remember going down to Vicarage Road with my mate who's a Watford fan to watch them play Preston when he was on loan there in 09/10. It was clear after the first 5 minutes he was the best player on the pitch and he scored in that game too and Watford won 2-0.
I just hope he's given a real chance in the first team this season not just a handful of carling cup games I get the feeling Fergie's still not 100% convinced over him