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Cleverley: I’m buzzing!

Tom Cleverley joined Manchester United when he was 12-years-old but this title is the first he’s won at the club, so it obviously means a great deal to him.

“It is one of the best feelings ever; this is what you work for as a player and it feels unbelievable to have the trophy in my hands,” he said. “I have been at the club for a long time now and I know it is all about winning things, so to be part of that is massive for me. I am buzzing.”

Since February, Cleverley has barely featured for United, but before that played more regularly, playing against the likes of City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea. He’s pleased with this season but hopes to do better in the next one.

“I have done all right,” he added. “I’ve played over 30 games, managed to break into the England team and obviously won my first bit of silverware. I am looking to improve next year but, all in all, I am happy.”

You’d have to be around 35-years-old to have any real memory of United before Ferguson, so for Cleverley, like many others, Sir Alex Ferguson is all he’s known.

“Since I have been alive, all I have known is Sir Alex Ferguson,” he said. “He has been fantastic for me and fantastic for the club. I’d like to say thank you to him.”

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  1. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Rio retires from England!

    Excellent! Well done Rio! Now sign for United and put this all behind you!

  2. Bobby Charlton's Combover says:

    here’s my 2 cents:

    De Gea – £25mn ok
    Vida – £15-20mn 10 – getting on injuries etc
    Evra – £15-20mn no-one would pay 15-20 for paddy about 5 i’d say
    Rio – £5-10mn (age) lucky to get 5 – at his age with injuries it’s a big risk
    Rafael – £15-25mn 15-20 maybe
    Jones – £10 -15 mn 20+ top young player
    Evans – £15mn more like 10
    Smalling – £10-15mn closer to 10 I’d say

    Carrick – £15-20mn not at his age 5-10
    Cleverly – £5-10mn thereabouts
    Ando – £5-10mn take your hand off if we got 10
    Valenicia – £15 -20mn 10-12 after last season
    Nani – £15-20mn I’d say that’s fair
    Young – £2 -5mn probably get 10 for him he is england class after all!

    Kagwa – £25-30mn fair enough
    Welbeck – £15mn that’d be pushing it
    Pea – £15-25mn I’d say we’d get 20m alright
    RVP – £25-30mn after the last two seasons he’d surely be worth about that
    Rooney – £25-30mn probably about that…Ipd say we could find out soon enough!

  3. AlphaRS says:

    Rio Ferdinand retires from international football. I suppose it helps your decision when England fans sing songs about burning you and your brother…! Good on yah.

  4. AlphaRS says:

    @Bobby Charlton’s Combover
    Ashley Young is worth about 10 pence.

  5. Bobby Charlton's Combover says:

    @AlphaRS – we all know that but the simple fact he’s English means someone would stump up 10m for him. Look at Carroll, Downing Henderson etc

  6. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Here are the valuations of our squad from a fairly reliable market site.

    de Gea, David 17.000.000 €
    Jones, Phil 17.000.000 €
    Vidic, Nemanja 21.000.000 €
    Kagawa, Shinji 21.000.000 €
    Valencia, Antonio 24.000.000 €
    Nani 27.000.000 €
    Rooney, Wayne 65.000.000 € 8O
    Chicharito 22.000.000 €
    Welbeck, Danny 17.000.000 €
    van Persie, Robin 45.000.000 €

    Total value 421.250.000 € Squad

  7. NBI Red Onion says:

    @ Fletch – hmmm 65mn still or Rooney… if we got offered that we could buy Falcao! And you forgot the importan one, Ashley Young, surprise us.

  8. Costas says:


    I am guessing that source didn’t see much of Valencia this season?

  9. Bobby Charlton's Combover says:

    Not sure what site that is Fletch but they’re way off on some of those valuations.
    Rooney 65m? my hole.
    Valencia 24m my hole
    Vidic 21m? my hole

    I’d say DDG and Jones could be worth a bit more, others are about right although Nani likes a bit pricey.
    More like 20m I would have thought.

    How is RVP gonna be worth 45 after we bought him for 10 less and he’s a year older regardless of the good season he’s had?

  10. King Eric says:

    Where you pulling these transfer figures from? Ten for Jonnny. Nah fifteen easy. Ten for Jones? Twenty plus. 5-10 for Clevs? Henderson cost 20 fucking million!!

  11. NBI Red Onion says:

    Figures are just guesses that I put, but the market is crazy so who knows what we could get.

    Re Jones I put £10-15 as he has not nailed down a position and operates more as a utility player for United. If he established in a position and did well at it his value would go up.

  12. Jay says:

    Rooney is not wanted by Bayern Munich who said they don’t know what he would bring to the Bundesliga. Looks like Rooney will have to stay put.

  13. Bobby Charlton's Combover says:

    I think Rooney has PSG written all over him. it’s not that far from home and if Joey Barton is getting a game in Marseille then Rooney could definitely go to a team with cash like PSG.

  14. Paul Scholes Jr. says:

    He got the info from Ashley Young at 22 says it all.


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