Fans tear into Tom Cleverley after he claims he’s a “scapegoat” for Man United’s problems [Tweets]

The Mirror’s Ollie Holt has published an exclusive interview with Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley on Tuesday in which the struggling midfielder hits back at claims he’s a weak link in the Red Devils team.

Cleverley’s quotes are as follows:

When I first started getting singled out, it stung, yeah, but it’s something you have got to learn to take when the team is not doing well.

My job goes under the radar at times. I am not a player who’s going to beat three or four people and stick it in the top corner or go round tackling people like Roy Keane.

I feel I’ve been made a scapegoat a little bit. A few people in the media certainly seem to have a perception of me not doing much in the team.

Don’t get me wrong, I know I can do better but people are making a big thing about how I don’t score enough goals when that is not necessarily my first job in the team. 

I watch Spanish football a lot. If they pass the ball sideways but keep possession, the fans clap them. 

While Cleverley put up a decent defence for his performances this season, many football fans have failed to be swayed in their opinion of Manchester United’s #23. Accordingly, the 24-year-old is now facing another day of bashing on social media, including the comments below.

For the record, Cleverley has played in 25 games in all competitions for United this season, scoring just once and claiming two assists.