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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Cleverley’s new chapter

One player who is sure to be ecstatic about starting a new chapter in his career is 25-year-old Tom Cleverley, after becoming a scapegoat for the fans last season at Manchester United his loan move to Aston Villa is sure to be a welcome relief.

No longer a part of the English International setup Cleverley has had a tough year, he even was subject to an online petition not to be on the plane to Brazil, a petition that had reached 17500 signatures.

Tom Cleverley was no stranger to criticism but surely this took its toll on the young man, the last year has undoubtedly been confidence sapping but with a new club comes a new start and Cleverley will be hoping that on this occasion the grass will be greener on the other side.

Cleverley has racked up a total of thirteen international appearances, these are no flukes Cleverley earned these caps, Cleverley has the potential to be a strong Premier League midfielder and will be hoping he can recreate the form he showed during his loan spell at Wigan in 2010/11, where he was an integral member at the team, at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa is, with all due respect, a smaller club than Manchester United and the pressure Tom Cleverley will be under will be considerably lower maybe suiting the loanee.

Under the guidance of Paul Lambert and assistant manager and former United great Roy Keane, Cleverley could blossom into the man who was once seen as the ideal replacement for Paul Scholes.

At Villa Cleverley should expect to start the majority of games and starting this week-end at Anfield he might even stake a claim to be re-included in the England international squad and who knows maybe this time there will be a petition for him to be included in the squad, stranger things have happened.

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