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Cleverley: More Goals To Come

Tom Cleverley joined Manchester United when he was just 12-years-old and yesterday he scored his first goal for the club.

Having missed a sitter in the first half, Sir Alex Ferguson had a word with him at half-time. Cleverley, who was probably our best performer on the night, then went on to score the winner.

“It’s been playing on my mind a little bit because I’ve always scored goals when I’ve gone out on loan but I’ve not been doing it for my club and country,” he told MUTV. “The gaffer gave me a bit [of stick] at half-time for missing the chance in the first half so it was nice to stroke that one in. Hopefully that sets me off on a run now. I practice those sorts of finishes a lot in training with Rene and when it came to me from Welbs I always knew what I was going to do. Luckily it found the back of the net. I’ve got that first one now and hopefully more will come.”

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  1. Zulu-Utd-Malta says:

    That’s more like it TOM. You have done it in a CLEVERLY way mate ! :)

  2. Giles Oakley says:

    I’m so chuffed for the lad. I’ve always liked him and was very disappointed that he didn’t play at Anfield, where his energy and movement would have helped press press back the Liverpool midfield. It’ll be great if he now relaxes and starts to stroke ‘em in on a regular basis , as he has done on loan elsewhere. Come on Tom, it’s in your own hands , you can make a real name for yourself at Manchester United. You want it, we want it, so let’s get going!

  3. Wee Toms Ligaments says:

    Plenty more to come. Hopefully this is the last piece of the puzzle Sir Alex was looking for. Wee Tom needs games to develop.

  4. lidija says:

    The gaffer gave me a bit [of stick] — a bit ??????

  5. Fergie is GOD says:

    I have always said that Clevz is a wonderful player and the future of United and he has proved me right. Clevz is an amazing player and will become a legend at United. Plenty more goals will come from Cleverley and since he is the creative midfield maestro he will solve many issues.

    We have to keep Tunnicliffe, been saying for years he is special and we have to keep him here forever, the perfect combo of Keane/Gerrard and can become a legend at the club. We also have to keep W&MKeane, Cole, Lingard, Brady, Wootton, Blackett at the club aswell, all will say us millions in the future and they have what it takes to be United legends. Brady can replace Nani next summer if we do sell him – which I doubt but one day we will and Brady will save us alot of money. Cole & Lingard are our own versions of Xavi & Iniesta. WKeane is simply a goal machine and is made for United.

  6. DreadedRed says:

    Well done Tom Cleverley! You and Danny are shining beacons to our young Reserves coming through the system. Every youth player we have knows that that a First team place at United is a distinct possibility. The Theatre of Dreams that materialise.

    Keep it up Tom.

  7. LexxytheRed says:

    Great going Tom…… Now stay fit and make it impossible to drop you…. Its ur time now, its in ur hands

  8. Van da Man says:

    Ando, Fletch and ROO were brilliant too…

  9. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Seems to freeze when he gets a chance and then fluffs his opportunity. I think the hairdryer blast he got will kick him on now. Still needs to keep improving and i’m sure he’s knocking on for a first team place.

  10. Marq says:

    He has all the attributes of the fast passing game that Sir Alex seems to be building, if he can add goals & long passes to his game he’ll really be a main stay in our midfield for a long time to come

  11. AK47 says:

    Was unlucky to be dropped.
    Gd to see Ando have a good game and score the type of goal he was know for in his younger days.

    Interestingly no Nani? After yet another dire performance on the weekend and his reported 6 figure weekly wage demand – might be worth showing him the door.

    His dip in form has lasted nearly a year. It’s a huge concern especially on his current wages and contract status. A sale in Jan could see us make around 8m profit on him.

  12. Mikael says:

    Clevs and Ando formed a good midfield BUT only because they were protected by our own football genius Darren Fletcher who let them run free as he sat back a bit and helped the young back four.

    Great game though from Clevs and the lads, really impressed with the young back four.


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