Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (Wake me up when November ends :'()
Bit harsh on tom and i'm not even his biggest fan and plus you named an out and out DM in romeu such a fucking random mention, not sure what the ammount of games has to do with it he has been loaned out quite a bit 2-3 times in the past 3-4 seasons plus his 5 month injury? last season and overall foot/ankle problem like wilshere, just random comparissons allround really and he is a decent prospect i doubt woy and fergie are that silly even though fergie hasn't played him much since the gunners game i think. Still not sure what his best position is or what formation suits him best.
We'll get smashed by city and hopefully that will be the kick up the arse for the team and even fergie selection wise, with that said i though losing to spurs would do that and then norwich seems not.
Again not one of tom's yes men on here but i'd have him starting for utd and give him a proper run and see what he's made of, instead of this one in and one out rotation business.
And yes if fergie had the chance to buy two cm's or stick with tom and whoever i'd pick the first option all in all tom may end up been just a squad player like danny.
There are not many ideal comparisons to make because as you said, it's still hard to pinpoint his position.
My point about appearances is that a major prospect would be expected to be a reasonably regular starter for his team by the age of 23. Especially given he plays in an area many United fans idenitiy as their weakest.
I was running out of young midfielders at top clubs to choose from. I could go abroad and say that players like Kroos, Gotze, Eriksen, Thiago, Strootman and possibly a couple of others are all younger than Cleverley and to my mind, better than him too.