According to former Manchester United great Brian McLair, Tom Cleverley could yet have a future at Manchester United. Cleverley is currently on loan at Aston Villa where he’ll remain until the end of the season. Despite his contract running out next summer, McLair seems adamant that if he does well at Villa, Cleverley could force his way back into Van Gaal’s plans.
“You don’t know what’s going to happen because he’s only on loan at Villa, I think he’s a good player.” McClair said.
“He came from Bradford when he was 12. At 16 we didn’t offer him a scholarship.
“He stayed at school and he worked as hard he possibly could, while still at school and at the end of that two-year period, because he had developed more physically, he had a professional contract.
“He’s gone on from that to represent his country and to play many games in the Premier League.”
Tom Cleverley had a spell where he played some excellent football for both club and country, but most of the time he just doesn’t look like he has a footballing brain. He never tries that imaginative pass or that killer ball, and he always looks for the simple five-yard pass out wide or back to the defence. Unfortunately, you can’t play like that if you want to make it at Manchester United.
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