After initially saying he would keep the lad at Old Trafford this season, it seems that Tom Cleverley may have persuaded his manager Alex Ferguson, to let him go out on loan again, so he can play a lot more games and learn his trade more quickly.
Tom Cleverley – will Ferguson let him go out on loan?
You’ve got to admire the youngster for wanting to play football, because he knows if he stays at the Red devils, he’ll get even less games than Michael Owen, which isn’t many.
But the lad wants to earn his money and get better quickly, so he wants to go out on loan – and if Alex lets him go in the next 27 hours – the question will be – where does he end up?
Newcastle were interested in Tom all summer, but since we have brought in Ben Arfa on loan, and are still trying to get Robbie Keane on loan, we don’t know if Chris Hughton is still interested in the 21 year-old – and maybe he isn’t.
Bolton Wanderers are hopeful of getting the player – who was outstanding at Watford last season, and Bolton boss Owen Coyle seems ready to take the lad should Alex Ferguson agree to let him go for the season.
This is what Owen said today:
“I am loath to speak about other teams’ players, I always am, but Tom Cleverley is a terrific player.” “He is a very talented young player. We made an enquiry before Manchester United went (on a pre-season tour) to America regarding Tom coming on loan, and Sir Alex said at that time that he would think about it.”
“They came back from America, the lad had been terrific on the tour and they decided they would hold onto him, which I totally understand.” “If that changes between now and Tuesday, that is a different situation.” “As it is, I’ve not heard that to be the case, but if it changes then I will let you know.”
It has to be a very slim chance that Newcastle will now end up with Tom on Tyneside – but you never know.