- Mar 31, 2014
I don't know how you can think song and illaramendi are not better than Cleverley, they have shown more at a higher level and they face much tougher competition to get into the team. Cleverley can't nail down a place when the competition is pretty poor, what chance would he have against xavi, busquets, modric,di Maria etc? And how ill he cope with more co petition at utd?yes hes been bad last season, like all of our midfielders. so why single him out? if you take any of our CMs they would pale in comparison to the best in the world. that doesnt mean we sell them all. cleverley is still young and still has a lot to offer as a squad player. he can only imrpove under a coach like van gaal. the so called fans here need to learn how to be patient. we arent going to assemble a world XI overnight and we need squad players esp ones who are loyal to the club.
I am not singling him out but this is the Cleverley thread and he has disappointed for the majority of the appearances he has made in the first team, he has to prove he is good enough because he is lucky to still be in the squad. I think LVG will bring in another player who will be first choice with Herrera maybe even one more so it leaves carrick, fellaini, fletcher and Cleverley competing to be squad players so at least one has to go and over the next couple of seasons think all 4 should probably go.