Cleverley signs new United deal

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Premier League champions until 2015.

The youngster has had an excellent start to the season, featuring in The Red Devils’ starting XI in every game until he picked up a foot injury against Bolton in mid-September, and breaking into the senior England squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson has rewarded Cleverley for his excellent performances with an extension to his current deal, and the 22-year-old is happy to sign on the dotted line.

“It’s been a fantastic start to the season for me, breaking into the first team and getting an England call-up,” he told the club’s official website.

“Having grown up at the club, I’d love to be able to make a contribution to United winning more trophies. We have a squad with great ability and I can’t wait to get started again.”

His boss Ferguson has been impressed with Cleverley’s efforts, and is glad to keep the starlet at Old Trafford.

“Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game. For a young boy, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a fine future ahead of him.

“It’s the United way to encourage our young players to make their mark in the first team and Tom has grabbed that chance with both hands,” the Scot stated.

By Gareth McKnight