Manchester United Fans Celebrate as Tom Cleverley Appears Aston Villa Bound

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 28, 2014

Manchester United's Tom Cleverley celebrates after scoring against Aston Villa during their English Premier League soccer match at Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham, England, Sunday Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Jon Super/Associated Press

Tom Cleverley occasionally plays in midfield for Manchester United and occasionally doubles as a punch bag for frustrated United supporters. 

Cleverley was a constant source of anger during Manchester United's disappointing season last term. The English midfielder was typically targeted for his middling performances and backward/sideways passing. 

Therefore, when rumours surfaced that Aston Villa were set to scoop up Cleverley for £8 million, per John Percy of The Telegraph, United supporters were quick to celebrate his impending departure. 

My Reaction if Cleverly moves to villa....#manutd #transferwindow #tomcleverley #Deadwood

— Devils Angel (@Ericcantona7Rob) August 28, 2014

BREAKING - Aston Villa agree an £8M fee with Manchester United for Tom Cleverley. Apparently Manchester United will pay it in installments.

— The Football Jester (@FootballJester) August 28, 2014

Cleverley leaving united

— Tom (@tomfranks9) August 28, 2014

"@EkanemSays: He's leaving guys! Tom Cleverley is finally leaving💃"God is good

— Richard (@richard_obidgwu) August 28, 2014

Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich: 5 million Tom Cleverley to Aston Villa: 8 million Just let that sink in

— Jay Dixon (@JayDixon99) August 28, 2014

Cleverley costing more than Alonso?

— Jonathan Murphy (@jonnymurphy23) August 28, 2014

Alonso: £5m Cleverley: £8m Woodward:

— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) August 28, 2014

I hope This guy is in that Cleverly bag to Villa. #Mufc

— Lezeni SANTOS (@LezeniLezeni) August 28, 2014