Tom Cleverley has admitted that he can 'draw a line under' his Manchester United career, with the Red Devils having confirmed that they will not offer him a new contract, reports the Telegraph.
The midfielder, who is currently on loan at Aston Villa, is set to take part in the FA Cup final against Arsenal tomorrow, however his long term future in the game is far from certain.
With the same report going on to reveal that Premier League outfit Everton are interested in the England international, he has quite the decision to make over the coming weeks.
And Cleverley has insisted that he wants to sort out his future sooner rather than later, admitting that it will be difficult to leave Villa Park behind.
“I think we can draw a line under that one,’’ said Cleverley, when speaking about Manchester United.
“I want to get my future sorted before I go away in the summer and get married. I’ve not made any decision yet.”
When asked whether it would be hard to leave Villa behind, he responded by saying: “One hundred per cent. I’m enjoying myself here, fantastic group of lads, and a great manager.”
It certainly looks set to be an interesting time for the midfielder, but he will no doubt be hoping to secure FA Cup glory under the guidance of Tim Sherwood tomorrow afternoon.
Arsenal will no doubt start the game as favourites, but Villa certainly have enough about them to cause the Gunners problems at Wembley. It looks set to be a great final, and one that Cleverley and Co. could upset the odds.
Deserves great credit
And Cleverley really does deserve a great deal of praise for his season at Villa Park. At the end of the day, after being made a scapegoat throughout the David Moyes regime, the Manchester United man endured a great deal of abuse, but now finally appears to be moving forward in his career.
Ok, so an Old Trafford return won't be taking place, but at either of Villa or Everton, there's no reason why he won't be able to continue his improvement.
In recent weeks, of course, he's even been proving himself in front of goal. One more tomorrow would be ideal after a fine campaign. Perhaps another England call-up isn't even too far away for the man who looks set to be leaving Manchester United behind once and for all.
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