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Cleverley: I’ve been tearing my hair out

Tom Cleverley doesn’t have a date to return from injury yet and claims it is very frustrating having to watch the action from the sidelines.

“The injury is not bad, I am just working hard with the physios and doing what they tell me at the minute,” Cleverley said. “I am in the gym just working hard really to try and get back fit. We are not looking to put any time limits or set targets just yet. I am just working hard looking after the injury and I am sure we will set targets in a couple of weeks. It’s always frustrating for a footballer to get injured, but when you are in good form and when your team is winning it is doubly frustrating. It has been a bit of tearing my hair out stage for me as I just want to be playing all the time.”

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  1. smartalex says:

    Every year sir Alex tries to blood youth in Europe. It teaches, rewards and invigorates them, while assessing their progress.

    Clearly, the Europa League will be no different. Always a team selected to win, consisting of experience and exuberance. Every player at United is nurtured while Sir Alex is winning trophies.

  2. ahjs says:

    zelh says:

    “ahjs – our senior players fuckin bottled it. now let the reserve get the chance to prove themselves.”

    But not many of our seniors are seasoned European performers. Guys like De Gea, Brazilians, Evans, Jones, Smalling, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Valencia, Hernandez, Welbeck etc need experience. The team was way off the pace in Europe this year.

  3. giggs12gerrard0 says:


    Of coutrse mate I forgpt about the Berb and 100% should play every game availble if he is not gettnig prem league games. Cnat believe he has not featured more than he has in the league. Against Newcastle at home we would have won with on.

    @Costa and Rat1

    Lads agree with you both and my selection is built on exposure rather than success we should use this time to blood and if we go out tehn so be it.

  4. zelh says:

    ahjs – and they learned their lesson. we can’t risk our first team in that joke of a competition.

  5. ClaytonBlackmoresTan says:

    Flights booked, landing on the 16th Feb at 16:20-sleazyjet comes through like a beaut- see you at Schipol Reds.

    Fucking loving the Europcar league.

  6. kevin says:

    Smartalex,am in Mombasa,Kenya. Nice to know you …imaginery handshake…
    Am glad we got Ajax as it would mean that we focus just like the beginning of the season

  7. ironhearts says:

    @zelh are you kidding?,giving up on a competition without a fight is not manchester united’s policy..dont disrespect the club if you are a so called united fan.

  8. smartalex says:

    kevin, nice grip! Pleased to know you, buddy!

    My parents honeymooned in Mombassa in 1961, beautiful! They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, so are still United. Thank your forebears for their part in my parent’s harmony!

  9. StatesideAussie says:

    King Eric … good luck with your big day, man!
    Willie … welcome back.
    It’s mid December now and TC says they are a couple of weeks away from setting a target date, so they won’t even do that until the end of the year. Doesn’t sound good.
    Zelh: The Europa league may be a joke of a competition, but we’re in it (because, frankly, we deserve to be) , and if we fail to do well, then the joke’s on us, pal. if we want to make the point that this competition is beneath us, the best way is to prove it by deed — for us to go out there and win the bloody thing.

  10. kevin says:

    welcome. Congratulations to your parents, am waiting to do mine may be 2013. I hope the treble will go before that.
    Am at a boring company end of year party.

  11. daemondada says:

    Hi y’all,

    couldn’t have asked for a better draw.four time ucl winners versus three times for us.Deffo a classy euro fixture.Sure beats the city porto tie for attraction.
    Lets take things one @ a time this time round.had a hunch we would be getting Udinese.that would have bn quite a bother!
    Saf seems not to be interested in the Jan window rather I hear him bigging up our youngsters.Way to go if u asked me.
    Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!

  12. smartalex says:

    kevin, there are several other United fans there too, introduce one to RoM.

  13. ahjs says:

    “and they learned their lesson. we can’t risk our first team in that joke of a competition.”

    Real Madrid, Ajax, Liverpool etc have all won it in years gone by. In recent years Milan, Porto and Juve and more have taken it pretty seriously. The arrogance of United and English fans to anything outside the top four premier league clubs astounds and disappoints me sometimes.

  14. WillieRedNut says:

    StatesideAussie – Cheers mate!

  15. Captain Park says:

    Cedars, going back to that match between us and WBA, I thought West Bron were terrific that day. I remember back then they used to do very well against us most of the time and we got beat big time by them on quite a few occasions.

  16. King Eric says:

    Willie, Ancha, Stateside, Jeet, Mike etc. Thanks alot lads. Much appreciated.

    Great draw. If wouldnt be so skint from the new arrival would have loved a trip to Holland and furthermore Dam. Top place.

    Good to see Barca get a bye into next round.

    I wanna win this cup.

    Hurry up back Tom lad.

    A mate told me earlier that Fergie said he isnt looking to panic buy in Jan UNLESS its a player he has already identified. Hhhm. Interesting.

    Kudos to Pogba. I have slated him a tad of late but he was outstanding last night. Stromg as an ox, cant be bullied off ball. Eyes in back of his swede. Both footed and what a fucking strike. Great Scholesesq ball over the top for Keane. Keeps this form up and he will be getting games soon. Admittedly the vermin were down to ten men but our lads ripped them to shreds last night.

  17. CedarsDevil says:

    Captain Park

    Sorry for the late response pal, ya West Brom were top notch that day… One of the few reasons why we eventually got Big Ron at United…. Mind you getting beat in those days was a very regular thing!

  18. Busby says:

    So gutted for Tom. He worked so hard and really paid his dues… league 1, coca cola championship, premership relegation dogfight all the way to Manchester United. From no hoper fullback to one of Europe’s most promising midfielders….a truly inspired tale of a boy never willing to give up and always willing to learn. He must have looked forward to playing in the Champions League for so long…to announce himself like Gareth Bale did. Unfortunately he didn’t even play one minute of Champions League football.

  19. NBI Red Onion says:

    Fletch in hospital for a few days – not sound good. Hope the lad is ok soon.

  20. NBI Red Onion says:

    Berbatov and Gibson r not playing at QPR.


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