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Tom Cleverley: The Future Of English Football?

Potential Break-though Player

….Tom Cleverley

HOUSTON - JULY 28: Tom Cleverley  of Manchester United celebrates a goal in the second half of the MLS All Star Game at Reliant Stadium on July 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s England U21 International Tom Cleverley is looking to be a great talent for both United and England in the future and this could be his season. Cleverley has been involved heavily in both of The Reds preseason tours this years America tour and last years Asia tour chipping in with several goals and even more assists but unlike last season Tom won’t be going out on loan like he did to Watford, as Ferguson has stated that Cleverley is too good to be loaned out and will get a chance.

Although not officially played for United, Cleverly has played and scored against sides of real quality such as Valencia and MLS All Stars in friendlies. The Bradford born midfielder has been capped with England U21s seven times and not yet hit the back of the net but has made multiple assists for the three lions.

Tom has been on the United books since the age of 14 and has helped the clubs reserves and academy to many titles including the MILK Cup and Premier League Reserves title but his biggest achievements so far came when he was 19. After he signed professional contracts with United, Cleverley helped Leicester City win the

Watford FC vs WBA FC Championship 19/09/09 Photo Nicky Hayes Fotosports International Heidar Helguson celebrates scoring Watford's 2nd goal with Tom Cleverley.

League One title with 15 appearances and two goals on a 6 month loan period. Then after a successful preseason, Tom was loaned out again to Watford on a season long loan last season. On his loan at Watford his first contribution was a goal in the dying seconds of his first match against Nottingham Forest which finished as a 4-2 win to the Hornets and he carried on scoring for Watford. In his 33 appearances he scored 11 goals and was named Watford player of the year 2009-10.

Overall Tom Cleverley’s future looks bright and with first team opportunity available for him this term could be a big one for him and with the addition of more England U21 call ups he can only get better. Just remember the name Tom Cleverley: Future England Star, Future United Legend?

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