Is Tom Cleverley about to get a five-year United contract extension?

The much-maligned Old Trafford youth product could well be set for a new deal with David Moyes’ men if Sunday media is to be believed.

Manchester United’s transitional season has seen David Moyes’ men struggle both domestically and on the contingent, with every chance the Old Trafford side will finish outside of the top four and without silverware this season.

Although Moyes himself has had to harbour a lot of the fans’ disdain, one player above all seems to have been made a scapegoat.

Tom Cleverley has had to endure abuse from the Red Devils’ fanbase this season for a perceived lack of ambition, negative play and inability to get a misfiring United midfield motoring.

However, if Sunday media is to be believed, the England international could be set to get a vote of confidence from the current Premier League champions in the form of a new contract.

The Mail on Sunday state that despite recent criticism from the fans, Moyes sees Cleverley as a part of his future plans and will offer the midfielder a new five-year contract.

Cleverley’s current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2015, so to safeguard his future at United a new contract is reportedly in the offing.

The report says that Cleverley’s wages will be upped to £60,000 per week. This would value the contract at a substantial £15 million over the course of the five years.

The midfielder’s future is sure to a source of contention for the United fans, with the club set to go through a major squad upheaval in the summer.

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