Fergie: Cleverley Has Broken His Foot

By on September 11, 2011

A look at the 0 – 5 result for Manchester United and their place at the peak of the Premier League table, you would think all is good in the United camp. Indeed, it has been a sensational start to the season, which has seen them score a record total of eighteen goals in just four games, among which, Wayne Rooney scored two hat-tricks. However, an injury to Tom Cleverley has dampened the mood around Old Trafford.

The 22 year-old midfielder, who has come into the first team and nailed down a regular starting place thanks to the retirement of Paul Scholes, has suffered a suspected broken foot, which, at its worst could rule him out for the next three months.

The news comes as a massive blow to the United midfield and of course the fans, who were loving seeing a local talent blossoming in the big time. The progress has now suddenly ground to terrible halt thanks to a dangerous tackle from Bolton’s striker, Kevin Davies, someone who has grown a reputation for this kind of incident.

Sir Alex Ferguson was neither amused or surprised. He said: “We think it is a broken foot. It is unfortunate but we expected it. It was a bad tackle.”

The win was another show of ruthlessness from Manchester United, and scored all five goals without Tom Cleverley being involved. This is simply another show of how deep the squad is; it may have only been one injury, but the fact that a player who has played such an important role in the first three wins could be replaced and the side still demolishes the opposition is a show of the crucial depth United have.

I wish Tom Cleverley all the best for his recovery, and hope he comes back fitter, stronger, and more determined than ever to get into the team once again.

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  1. Sani cool-j

    September 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

    kevin Davies has been so rude with Manutd ever since.He deserved a red card and atleast 3 match- ban for such wicked attack.I wish Tom quick recovry.

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