Sir Alex: Cleverley is one of England’s ‘brightest prospects’

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson heaps praise on midfielder after he signed a new deal at Old Trafford

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Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Tom Cleverley as one of England’s “brightest prospects” after the Manchester United midfielder signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford on Monday.

The 22-year-old has impressed since returning from his loan spell at Wigan Athletic last season, with his new United deal set to keep him at the club until the summer of 2015.

“Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game,” said Ferguson. “For a young boy, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a fine future ahead of him.

“It’s the United way to encourage our young players to make their mark in the first team and Tom has grabbed that chance with both hands.”

Cleverley, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, admits that getting his first senior England call-up earlier this season was a “fantastic” moment, although he has been made to wait before earning his first cap after the national side’s game against Holland was called off.

“It’s been a fantastic start to the season for me, breaking into the first team and getting an England call-up,” said Cleverley, who arrived at United’s academy in 2003.

“Having grown up at the club, I’d love to be able to make a contribution to United winning more trophies. We have a squad with great ability and I can’t wait to get started again.”


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