Tom Cleverley captains Man United v Roma [Best Tweets]

Well, Tom Cleverley did point out that he was Louis van Gaal’s “type of player”!

Manchester United fans have reacted with anger and amusement to the news that Tom Cleverley will be captain for the friendly with Roma in Denver on Saturday evening.

Cleverley was arguably the player most castigated during David Moyes’ failed reign as Manchester United manager during 2013/2014.

And, it was hoped that Louis van Gaal would send Cleverley packing from Old Trafford, with Everton linked earlier this summer.

But, it appears that Cleverley is well liked by van Gaal, who has no doubt seen something in the England midfielder that many of us missed.

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney is in the Manchester United starting XI and the likely new England captain appears to have been snubbed at the earliest opportunity.

This surely all but confirms Cleverley has a long-term future at Old Trafford and Robin van Persie will be LVG’s captain next season. Right?

Best of the Twitter reaction to Tom Cleverley being captain for Manchester United v Roma is below.

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