2nd goal vs Sunderland - Tom Cleverley
“I’m delighted for Tom Cleverley. He’s a terrific talent. We missed him on the pitch while he was out. But I saw him every day in the gym so I know his attitude’s fantastic. He deserved to be out there tonight.”
- Phil Jones (Europa League 2011/12: Ajax Amsterdam 0 - Manchester United 2)
“Cleverley’s a massive loss. He, to my mind, is probably the best midfield player in Britain, potentially. He has fantastic promise, so it’s a loss to us.”
- Sir Alex Ferguson
The Manchester United Betfair Poker Challenge: (1) Federico Macheda gives Tom Cleverley the “Italian Stare,” (2) Commentator Anders Lindegaard holds up Jonathan Grant Evans’ Wikipedia page, (3) Rafael da Silva concentrates on the game and (4) Tom Cleverley attempts to bluff the table.
Everton 0-1 Manchester United [Premier League] 29/10/2011
Javier Hernandez 19’
“Tom is so special because he is supremely fit, 100% committed and he is supremely talented. He has got quick feet and the team look fantastic when he is in the thick of it. At the moment Tom is without question so good that he is the best young player at United since Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham came on to the scene.”
- Former Manchester United coach, Eric Harrison.
“He’s a big talent, but not only that, mentally he’s spot on. His attitude’s first class. He listens, he works hard and his only focus is football and how to improve. He’s a got a massive chance of being one of the best.”
- Michael Carrick.