A petition titled ‘Ban Tom Cleverley from the World Cup Squad’ has circled the internet as it has gather 17,000 signatures in order to try and ban the Manchester United midfielder from travelling with his national team.

With David Moyes coming out to defend his midfielder, another source from ‘The Secret Footballer’ also came out to Cleverley’s defense labelling it as a hateful symptom of modern culture. The media is suggesting that Cleverley is merely a scapegoat for United’s lack of quality midfielders.

Whatever your thoughts on Cleverley’s England place, there will also be a lot of United fans who want to see their young midfielder shine at the World Cup.