Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he’s not entirely sure what to do with Tom Cleverley, the United youngster who scored against Valencia last night. A few Premiership clubs appear to be interested in landing his services on loan, whilst the player himself is happy to play wherever the manager thinks is best.

“We don’t know what to do, in fairness,” said Ferguson. “A lot of clubs have been in for him, one or two Premier Division teams in fact. He’s going to be a good player, the boy. He does need experience of playing, and it’s something that I’m looking at, whether we put him out on loan.”

Cleverley reckons he will be going out on loan this season although is hopeful that his goal last night might mean he can stick about this season.

“I was told last week I’d be training with the first team this week, then I got put in the squad,” said Cleverley. “It’s all happened a bit fast, but obviously it’s my first game at Old Trafford for the first team, but I think I did well. When you train with the first team day in, day out it makes you work harder and see you can do it. I want to play in the first team here and get a look-in. I’m not too sure what the future holds, to be honest. The plan was to go on loan, but I’ll just see if I figure in the gaffer’s plans now and just take every game as it comes.”