Tom Cleverley looking to rebuild his career at Aston Villa.
Manchester United loanee Tom Cleverley is ready to rebuild his career at Aston Villa this season and prove his critics at Old Trafford wrong, report the Daily Star, after a deluge of criticism marred his final season with United before he made the season-long move to Villa Park this summer.
The 25 year-old became something of a running joke among fans of both United and England, leading to Cleverley himself suggesting that his style of football, which tends to be largely possession based, being less appreciated in the Premier League than it would be overseas, notably in Spain.
Cleverley has previously shown, particularly during a hugely successful loan spell with Wigan Athletic, that he is capable of being a fine Premier League performer, however, and believes that he is capable of excelling in the system that Paul Lambert and Roy Keane have devised in the West Midlands:
“All my best games for Manchester United and England have tended to be in a three – that’s a system we play here so it suits me.”
“I want to be more advanced in that three and hit both boxes.”
Whilst Cleverley is yet to really hit the heights since his summer move to Villa Park, with midfield partner Fabian Delph being the man who has really shone for the Villains, fans will be hoping that he can be true to his word and become a key player for the club, potentially salvaging his United future in the process.