Tom Cleverley will complete a permanent move to Everton this week and end his 14 year association with Manchester United.
The 25-year-old had never been a regular first-team member apart from fleeting runs in the side which were subsequently stopped by injuries and from a fans’ perspective, Cleverley is a player who frustratingly never fulfilled on his potential.
With that in mind, it’s interesting to gauge the fans’ reaction following the news about Cleverley’s upcoming move to Everton.
Here’s some of the fan reaction:
Can't quite understand the shit Cleverley gets from some #MUFC fans. Joined club at 11, didn't work out as hoped, doesn't deserve the abuse
— James Ducker (@DuckerTheTimes) June 3, 2015
Can't believe people blame Moyes for Cleverley not being up to standards. Wouldn't have got the chance if Fergie didnt go soft in late years
— El General Del Área (@ConstantRed) June 3, 2015
@DuckerTheTimes blame Moyes for Cleverley passing backwards? Load of bollocks ducker. Under Saf he did the same. Average player. Great lad.
— James Stretford (@Jamesstretford) June 3, 2015
@DuckerTheTimes Frustration at frequent poor performances is one thing, but the abuse he receives is bonks!
— Dave Hanley (@InvictusDave) June 3, 2015
Ducker saying Cleverley to Everton. Silly move by Martinez imo, not a signing that improves them at all.
— Finn (@FutbolFinn) June 3, 2015
@DuckerTheTimes shame considering the promise he had at the beginning
— Dave (@OleOleUnited) June 3, 2015
— Zar (@unknownsock_zar) June 3, 2015
Delighted for Clevs. Not good enough for us but he has United in his blood. Wish him the best of luck at Everton!
— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) June 3, 2015
As you can tell, a divide on opinion remains over whether he was treated fairly by fans.
The fact Cleverley had to quit Twitter because of abuse was indicative of that tetchy relationship but he really didn’t help himself by heavily promoting his TC23 brand from an early time in his career, too early in the eyes of some.
Cleverley had an unfortunate time at United having worked his way through from the academy but although he spent his whole career there, it is definitely the right time for Cleverley to be leaving the club.