Updated: Thursday, 27th February 2020 @ 5:52pm

A Cleverley done deal: Man Utd's much-derided midfielder joins Aston Villa on loan

A Cleverley done deal: Man Utd's much-derided midfielder joins Aston Villa on loan

| By David Cowlishaw

Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley has finally had his season-long loan move to Aston Villa confirmed by the Premier League.

Villa submitted their application to the Premier League late last night, pushing the deal through just before the transfer window closed at 11pm.

The 25-year-old midfielder is clearly surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, and a permanent move to either Villa or Everton was rumoured yesterday.

However, contract talks broke down and the move will have to be a temporary one for now, but it is believed Villa will look to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Cleverley’s form has seen him derided by Red Devils fans, who have taken to Twitter to express their relief at the departure.

Cleverley, who has made thirteen England appearances, missed out on Roy Hodgson’s squad for the World Cup, as well as the squad for the forthcoming games against Norway and Switzerland.

He will be looking to rediscover his form and play more first-team football at Villa Park, under the guidance of Paul Lambert and ex-United midfielder Roy Keane.

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