Man United ready to recall Tom Cleverley if Aston Villa fail to activate option to buy in midfielder’s contract.
Manchester United have told Aston Villa that they intend to recall midfielder Tom Cleverley from his loan, if the Villans fail to meet the buy option in his contract, according to David Ornstein from the BBC.
Cleverley is out of contract in the summer, which made his loan move all the more confusing considering that the club may have wanted to make use of the player before losing him on a free.
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The England international has struggled to recapture the form he showed in the title winning campaign of 2012/13 season where Cleverley was a key component in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) February 2, 2015
A loan move was seen as the ideal move to trigger a return to form, but that hasn’t been the case with Cleverley failing to function in a struggling Villa side.