Thomas William "Tom" Cleverley is an English footballer who plays mainly as a central midfielder for Manchester United and England national team. He started his career in the youth setup at Bradford City and subsequently joined Manchester United at the age of 12. Between 2007 and 2009 he played for Manchester United's reserve team, and occasionally in first team friendly matches. In 2009, he was loaned to League One side Leicester City, for whom he made his first Football League appearances, helping the team secure the League One title and promotion to the Championship. During the 2009–10 season, he was on loan with Watford in the Championship, where he scored 11 goals in 33 league games and was voted as their Player of the Season. On 31 August 2010, he joined Wigan Athletic on a season long loan, where he scored three goals in 25 appearances. At the start of the 2011- 2012 season, he returned to home base Manchester United and made his first competitive appearance in the Community Shield victory against Manchester City.