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Cleverley faces scan

Cleverley limping off against Everton. (©GettyImages)
Cleverley limping off against Everton. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will undergo a scan to confirm the extent of the damage to his foot injury picked up against Ajax in the Europa League.

In just his second start since spending four months on the sidelines with an ankle problem, Cleverley played just an hour before being replaced by Paul Scholes.

The injury could jepordise his involvement during the back end of the season for United while he’s unlikely to be fit enough to join up with Stuart Pearce’s England squad ahead of the friendly with Holland.

"He got a knock,” Ferguson said. “We sent him for a scan but we don't think it's serious."

Cleverley was United’s premier creative force in the early weeks of the season, and his injury coincided with Manchester City’s dominance at the top of the Premier League, and the club’s troubles in the Champions League.

His return was supposed to spark a typical late season surge from United, who are two points off the pace in the title race, but into the last 16 of the Europa League.

The injury is another stroke of bad luck for Cleverley’s international aspirations, which hit the buffers after his first call-up, when the friendly with Hollland cancelled in August while injury came prior to the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales.

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