The recent addition of Marouane Fellaini to the Manchester United squad leaves the future of Tom Cleverley in doubt. Like Danny Welbeck, Cleverley promises the potential to be a future English star, but unlike Welbeck, Cleverley has not started this season in scintillating form.
Cleverely returned two assists in 22 appearances last season and with the emergence of Adnan Januzaj this season as a potential key squad player, competition for places in the centre of the park have increased to a level which has not been seen by the Old Trafford faithful since the Roy Keane/Paul Scholes era.
Cleverley is a product of Carrington, signed by Manchester United as a schoolboy and no doubt Sir Alex Ferguson has watched his development closely. A loan spell at Wigan confirmed Cleverley could play in the big leagues, but he has yet to show this to his current employers. Cleverley's previous run of games for England seems to have been usurped by a fit and confident Jack Wilshire. This leaves Cleverley with an uphill struggle to fight to regain both Manchester United and England places in the centre of the park.
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