“As for Cleverley, his passing was a bit off against San Marino on Friday and I’m not certain he has the guile and imagination to be a real star of international football.”

In England’s 5-0 victory against San Marino, Cleverley completed 141 of his 145 passes. It’s strange to claim that a player who misplaced 4 passes all game is guilty of passing that is a “bit off”.

In terms of creativity, Cleverley assisted two of England’s five goals, as well as playing a defence splitting ball in the lead up to a third.

Collymore couldn’t possibly be bitter about the fact he was desperate to join United, only for us to pull out of the deal at the last minute after we found out we could sign Andy Cole instead, could he?




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