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Cleverley rewarded with new Old Trafford contract

Published: Monday 10 October 2011, 11.26CET
Manchester United FC midfielder Tom Cleverley has put pen to paper on a new contract which will keep the 22-year-old at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Cleverley rewarded with new Old Trafford contract
Tom Cleverley has extended his stay at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 10 October 2011, 11.26CET

Cleverley rewarded with new Old Trafford contract

Manchester United FC midfielder Tom Cleverley has put pen to paper on a new contract which will keep the 22-year-old at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Manchester United FC midfielder Tom Cleverley has extended his stay at Old Trafford after signing a new contract that will run until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The 22-year-old, who has previously had spells on loan at Wigan Athletic FC, Watford FC and Leicester City FC, broke into Sir Alex Ferguson's starting XI at the beginning of the current campaign but has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury during the 5-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers FC on 10 September.

Cleverley featured at Under-21 level for England at last summer's final tournament in Denmark and his impressive performances during United’s high-flying start to the season have not gone unnoticed by England coach Fabio Capello.

"It's been a fantastic start to the season for me, breaking into the first team and getting an England call-up," he said. "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."

Sir Alex, whose team have drawn both their UEFA Champions League Group C fixtures ahead of the 18 October trip to FC Oţelul Galaţi, added: "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."

Last updated: 10/10/11 14.05CET

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