Tom Cleverley has been Manchester United’s scapegoat for most of this season and it has put an unwelcome burden on the 24-year-old. There was a recent petition, which gained 17,000 thousand signatures, to ban Roy Hodgson from taking the central midfielder to the World Cup but Roy Hodgson was furious with the joke. The midfielder has come under hugs criticism this year and he even had to delete his Twitter account in an effort to avoid some of the criticism.
But this new deal will be sure to bring a smile to his face and will come as a welcome distraction from the recent criticism, which has included being booed when he was introduced in England’s recent friendly with Denmark.
David Moyes was also furious at how Tom Cleverley has been the scapegoat for both his club and country, but he did leave the midfielder out the squad which beat West Brom 3-0 on Saturday. But that does not mean anything as it has emerged that Cleverley is on the verge of signing a new deal, which would see his wages rise to £60,000 per-week. His current deal run until 2015.
It is widely believed that MMoyes will still try to add to his midfield, with the club being linked to Borussia Dortmund;s Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus. But he would be unlikely to succeed in a bid to sign former player, Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder is now one of the hottest prospects in Europe and has been linked to the likes of PSG and Real Madrid.