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Time to Shine for United Youngsters Tom Cleverly and Danny Welbeck

(Bleacher Report) Manchester United’s new youth contingent of Tom Cleverly and Danny Welbeck look set to begin their transition to the first team as Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that neither of them will be going back out on loan this season.

Cleverly has spend the last three seasons on loan starting with Leicester City in 2008-09 where he made 15 appearances and scored two goals for the Foxes. The following season he made the move to Watford and scored 11 goals in 35 first team appearances. Last season he was handed his Premier League debut by Wigan Athletic where he made 25 showings for the Latics scoring 4 goals.

The retirement of Paul Scholes could have something to do with Cleverly remaining at old Trafford this season. However, at 21 he will be transitioning into some of the best professional growth periods of his career, and if he is to be the future of the United midfield, he needs o start getting involved now.

Likewise, youngster Danny Welbeck will be staying home this season for at least the first part of it. He has been on two loan outings in the last two seasons. in 2008-09 he spent eight games with Leicester City scoring two goals. Last season he went on loan to Sunderland under former United defender Steve Bruce. Despite an injury and time off he performed admirably for the Black Cats in 28 games scoring six goals.

With Ferguson looking to be nearing his youth recreation of the club, he is as ready to manage as ever, as he could be looking at his next class of legends to grow to be the new generation of Scholes, Giggs, and Neville.


About thomasatzenhoffer

Thomas is a freelance sports writer and blogger from Greenville, South Carolina. He maintains The Daily Atz on Facebook, and you can follow him on twitter@thedailyatz for news from Liverpool FC, and the world of soccer. He is a Bleacher Report Featured Columnist on Liverpool FC and World Football and publishes daily throughout the week on rumors, speculation, match previews, analysis, and special interest pieces. His education and life experiences have helped him to get to where he is today, along with his amazingly supportive fiance. Thomas holds a bachelors of science in both History and Entrepreneurial Business from Western Carolina University. Adding to his writing topics and experience he has also consulted on many green energy and business development projects, and writes articles for the HVAC, alternative energy and business fields.


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