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Tom Cleverley Speaks About Joining The Latics


Wigan Athletic loan signing Tom Cleverley has been speaking about his decision to switch Manchester United and Old Trafford for the Latics and the DW Stadium.

The midfield man, currently away on international duty with the England under 21 squad, says he wants to come to Wigan, get on the ball and score goals, well you know what Tom, thats exactly what we want you to do as well.

Cleverley has also revealed that he had a meeting with United boss Alex Ferguson last week about his future and he was promised a part at Old Trafford, but it was only a bit part this season and so the decision was taken that the best way to continue the development of one of Englands most exciting young talents was to come to the Latics.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News Cleverley said: 'I needed the week-to-week test of the Premier League if my game was going to keep on the up. I wanted to keep going up a level. Hopefully, I will be able to show at Wigan that I can get on the ball comfortably in the Premier League and score goals as well.

'I am confident in my ability and I want everyone to see it. If I do well at Wigan then in 12 months my confidence will be sky high and I will be better equipped to tackle the challenge at United.'

'Sir Alex Ferguson had said he wanted to keep me but looking at the size of United's squad and the quality of the midfielders, I worried I might not get many chances.

'I have been out on loan for two seasons and they have been good for me and my improvement. I didn't want that progress to be hindered. So with all due respect to the reserves, I didn't want to go back to that level.

'I went to see the manager last week and had a chat and we both came to the agreement that it would be best to go out on loan. Wigan suits me down to the ground.

'I don't know the manager Roberto Martinez but I've heard good things about him. I know he likes to play football and you can see that the way Wigan play. That's exactly the type of side I need.

'I can still stay at home so it is perfect. There are a lot of quality players at Wigan so I will be learning. I would have loved to have stayed at United but I had to be realistic. This is the best approach.




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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 2 2010

Time: 9:24AM

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Nice one Tom
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Thal be reet with us lad :)
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