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Tom Cleverley Is Not Bitter, But Blue

Cleverley has no regrets

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Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley has stated that he has no hard feelings towards his previous club Manchester United. After spending thirteen years at the Red Devils, the 25-year old player moved to Goodison Park on a free transfer early in this transfer window. He had spent most of the last season on loan at Aston Villa after making just seven appearances at United under Louis van Gaal. He had previously featured 38 times for United in 2013-14 under former Everton boss David Moyes.

"I've got no regrets whatsoever (about leaving Manchester United)."

"Louis van Gaal was always very honest with me which is the most that you can ask as a player.  I spent 13 years there (at Manchester United) -- and it's been a massive part of my life. There were plenty of ups and downs and winning trophies, which I will never forget. They were some of the best days of my life and I will always look back with fond memories."

Cleverley has also had loan spells previously at Leicester City, Watford and Wigan Athletic where he first played under current Blues manager Roberto Martinez.

"I've worked with Roberto Martinez before and was excited to get back with him."

"Everton have got a great squad with great fans and a lot of history so it was a decision that was easy to make to come here."

His international career also stalled with his lack of playing time at United, and Cleverley is excited about the possibilities of getting back into the England setup.

"Everton have a lot of young internationals in their squad so hopefully I can get some good form under my belt and get back onto the international scene."

"Just at the end of the season I got back in the England squad and I want to get some more caps, obviously."