PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

23. Tom Cleverley

Birthdate:12 Aug 1989
Birthplace:Basingstoke
Position:Midfielder
Appearances79
Goals Scored5
Joined United:01 Jul 2005
United Debut:7 Aug 2011 v Man City (N)
International:England

Tom Cleverley is a highly-rated young midfielder who has made giant strides towards establishing himself as a regular for both club and country.

The Basingstoke-born youngster rose through Manchester United's youth system to become interim Reserves captain, and was nominated for the prestigious Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award in 2007/08.

Following successful loan spells at Leicester, Watford (he won the club's Player of the Year award in 2009/10) and Wigan Athletic, Tom made his United debut in August 2011 and was soon a feature of the Reds' exciting start to the season. But a serious foot injury sustained at Bolton kept him out until October and a further setback sidelined him until February. He was then used sparingly in the run-in and ended the campaign having made 15 first-team appearances.

He performed admirably for Great Britain at the 2012 summer Olympics, showing glimpses of the sort of form he would go on to produce for United in the 2012/13 campaign. Capped by England for the

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