Sir Alex Ferguson set to take Tom Cleverley back to Manchester United from Wigan

06 October 2010 03:02
High hopes: United youngster Cleverley

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he could recall Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley from his loan spell at Wigan in January.

The 21-year-old moved to the JJB Stadium on a season-long loan in August but Ferguson believes he may be ready to challenge for a spot in the United team this season.

He told Inside United: 'We'll probably bring Tom back in January. Tom's going to be a great footballer, I really like him.

'I've heard the fans are starting to talk about Tom, and I think they're right to do that because he could very well be the next top player to come through the ranks.'

Cleverley had been expected to stay at Old Trafford this season but Ferguson had a change of heart because of the competition for places.

The United boss continued: 'I felt it could be hard to give him enough football. I think five or six months on loan could really help him. He'll benefit from first-team football in the Premier League.'

Cleverley, who has previously enjoyed successful loan spells with Leicester and Watford, has been limited to one Wigan appearance so far because of a knee injury.

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