The Sun have caused more than a few raised eyebrows here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that Tom Cleverley expects a long and happy future at Manchester United.
As one of our punters notes, we thought that the midfielder would be one of the first to go under new manager Louis van Gaal but it seems that he will live to fight another day – well another season at least.
The England star considers himself to be the county’s answer to Xavi and whilst we certainly would not go that far, perhaps there could be light at the end of the tunnel for Cleverley at Old Trafford after all.
As one of our punters notes over a pint, if anyone can bring the best out of Cleverley, then it will be van Gaal.
However, with United still looking to bring in new recruits, we have to wonder just if there will even be a place for the midfielder when van Gaal really has his first team squad sorted.
Manchester United fans. Do you really think the midfielder has a future at the club or will van Gaal ship him out when the time comes and he has the players he really wants? Let us know your thoughts below.