Date: 4th July 2012 at 5:04pm
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Sir Alex Ferguson has, rather craftily, restricted the number of United players that are representing their countries in the London 2012 Olympic football tournament.

One of those ‘allowed` to participate is Tom Cleverley.

The youngster started last season well but saw his blossoming career hit by an injury that kept him on the side-lines for a large proportion of it.

Having gotten back to full fitness towards the end of the campaign, Tom didn`t make the England squad of twenty-three for the finals of Euro 2012.

Therefore a place in the eighteen man squad selected by Stuart Pearce for the 2012 Olympics has been welcomed by the midfielder who is quoted as having remarked in the local media,

‘It is a great way for me to bounce back after the disappointment of not going to the Euros with England.”

‘After my injury spell out last season, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick were doing so well I didn’t get much game time,’

‘So I need minutes on the pitch, and I feel that playing in high-stake competitive matches like I’ll get at the Olympics is right for me.’


Although some might say that being away from the pre-season action may give others the chance to cement a place in the United starting eleven.


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