Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 9, 2014
Aston Villa have confirmed Tom Cleverley’s squad number for this season.
The midfielder arrived at Villa Park on loan from Manchester United, and he will wear the number eight shirt for Paul Lambert’s side. Cleverley previously wore the number 23 shirt at Old Trafford.
It looked like the England international would remain at United at least until January, after his loan move was not completed prior to the 11:00pm deadline on September 1.
However, Villa were given extra time to complete the deal and the Premier League finally approved the move the day after the deadline.
Cleverley started the season in Louis van Gaal’s side, but he failed to perform to the best of his ability and following the arrival of a number of summer signings he was not expected to feature much at Old Trafford.
He has since moved to Villa, who reportedly have the option to complete an £8million permanent transfer in January if he impresses in the meantime.