All the transfer talk at Old Trafford this summer has been about Manchester United’s search for a new central midfielder, and rightly so. The Premier League champions are in dire need of a new energetic midfielder to get from box-to-box, score goals and link up play between the midfield and forwards.
Although the likes of Cesc Fabregas or Thiago Alcantara would have been excellent additions to the Red Devils’ starting line-up, Tom Cleverley has had a strong start to the new campaign. Against Chelsea the England international looked tenacious and kept the ball well.
The former Wigan loanee has failed to consistently live up to his expectations in his career to date, but with United struggling to sign any new faces it could be his chance to shine alongside Michael Carrick.
United fans, and David Moyes to boot, obviously would like a new creative midfielder. But if it doesn’t happen it will give Cleverley a chance to progress this term.