Moyes set to offer Cleverley a new deal

Moyes set to offer Cleverley a new deal

Manchester United boss David Moyes is set to give Tom Cleverley a vote of confidence by offering him a new 5 year deal.

Cleverley, who has struggled to perform this season, has found himself a victim of some hard criticism from both England and Manchester United fans this season.

England fans have gone as far as to start an online petition against Cleverley being part of the national set up.

He was booed as his name was read out during the friendly against Denmark at Wembley and the petition has so far racked up 17, 000 signatures.

Hodgson and United manager David Moyes have been angered to see Cleverley made a scapegoat, although the midfielder was not in United’s squad on Saturday as they beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 to keep alive their slim hopes of a top-four Premier League finish — and a place at Europe’s top table next season.

Even so, Moyes sees Cleverley as an important player for the future and United are close to agreeing the new deal, which would see his pay rise to £60,000 a week. His current contract runs out at the end of 2015.

With Manchester United being linked on a daily basis to new central midfield players, this news is quite surprising. Cleverley has struggled for form for a while now and I think United fans will be surprised to hear that Moyes is planning to build his new team around Tom Cleverley.

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