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Roberto: ‘Fergie Has Found His Scholes Replacement’

Roberto Martinez has backed Tom Cleverley to be the man to replace Paul Scholes. Cleverley returned to Old Trafford in May after a season-long loan with Wigan, and Latics boss Martinez had nothing but praise for his former charge.

The Spaniard said:

“There’s a real satisfaction because he was a really important player for us but it’s not a surprise. His talent was quite obvious but he was an example for us in terms of his character, his daily standards and his personality.

“If you ask anyone at Wigan, we knew he was going to have that impact going back to Manchester United. Probably we didn’t expect it that quickly and that speaks volumes for how highly he’s rated.

“We all wish him well and we’ll always remember his best moments with us. He’s a special man and without doubt he’ll be a special footballer for England.”

The United youngster was set for an England debut last Wednesday after being called up to the squad due to injuries and was reportedly left “gutted” after the game was called off due to off the field events.

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  1. Nelson

    August 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

    man u need top class player like nasri, sneilder or lucka modrich,any of this willbe ok 4us to be able of wining champion league this season and as well as wining barcer, man u is grate team but we all no that we don’t have a good midfield,we’ould have been the best if not b/c of that so we should try to sign any of them pls

  2. Olatunji salaudeen muhideen

    August 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Nelson u are say the reality, that is exactly what man u need to do we need strong midfield as U said, if not i d’t know what is going to happen later. But i trust in my team nothing could be happen unless it will be the good thing.

  3. yusuf ramkoleea

    August 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Really man united need a world class midfield to control the game rooney and hernandez will be on target in front.

  4. ahmed moharmmed

    August 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    manchestar united was seriously in need of midfield. Let fergie knw that we are in need of this option, so that man u wil rate at top at this on goin season up manchexta untd.

  5. Sani A Dauda

    August 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Hi guys 4 me man utd has a potencial nd perfect replacement 4 paul schooles.only 4 ferguson to give him a chance to probe it great man utd great.

  6. Kennedinho tz

    August 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    What if tom clavery wil show a promising performance, what if he wil turn out to be the best like chicharito did, lets wait guys and kip our trust on our hero ‘sir alex’

  7. ola

    August 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    the young lad we prove u wrong..

  8. hamse(man united)

    August 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    scholes replacement is tom cleverly let us wait 2more games and than we wil look at !!!

  9. Manunited

    August 14, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Tom cleverly is ready! Nasri had one good year last year! Wes is a dud! He doesnt do any work defense! If we buy him u need to also buy more center defensive midfielders!


    August 14, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Hi guys, the rtired Paul Schol was nutured and breed by FERGY @ MAN U, i bliv CLEVERLY and DONGBA can also b grate players @ MAN U under FERGY leadership. UP MAN UTD.

  11. Donkeydave

    August 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Man U have amazing plays waiting to come in to the side why would we pay 35 million + £200.000 a week when we all ready cleverley and pogba waiting for first team football we will storm the prem this year.

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