Cleverley signs new Manchester United deal

Updated: 10 October 2011 16:46 IST

England midfielder Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.

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England midfielder Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.

The 22-year-old, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury, penned a deal which will see him remain at Old Trafford until 2015.

"Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game," said manager Sir Alex Ferguson. "For a young boy, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a fine future ahead of him.

"It's the United way to encourage our young players to make their mark in the first team and Tom has grabbed that chance with both hands."

Cleverley joined the Manchester United Academy at the age of 12 years and his recent performances for the first team have seen him called into the full England squad.

"It's been a fantastic start to the season for me, breaking into the first team and getting an England call-up," he said.

"Having grown up at the club, I'd love to be able to make a contribution to United winning more trophies. We have a squad with great ability and I can't wait to get started again."

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