Old Trafford youngster sees early season form rewarded with new contract.
Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year deal which will see the midfielder stay at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season.
The 22-year-old, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury, is a product of the Manchester United Academy, having arrived at Old Trafford at the age of 12, and his recent performances for the first team have seen him called into the full England squad.
Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted that Cleverley has put to paper on a new contract, saying: “Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game. 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.”
SOURCE: Official Man United website
The 22 year old midfielder burst onto the scene at United this season after successful loan spells at Watford and Wigan and the performances put in by the Basingstoke born youngster are well worth the reward of a new deal.
Cleverley played superbly when he came on at half time at the Community Shield, when United were two nil down to rivals City, and then put in quality shifts against West Brom, Tottenham and Arsenal before he was hit by injury early in the visit to the Reebok Stadium.