Cleverley out of England friendlies

Tom Cleverley has been ruled out of England’s forthcoming international friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil with a calf injury.

The midfielder’s international involvement had been thrown into question when he was substituted in United’s final day 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion eight days ago.

Danny Welbeck also looks as if he could miss the double header, after the striker didn’t train with the majority of the squad on Monday morning.

England play the Irish at Wembley on Wednesday, before travelling to Rio De Janeiro to face Brazil on Sunday.

Menwhile, the Mirror have reported that David Moyes will make Marouane Fellaini his first signing at Manchester United.

The Belgian international has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and will cost a reported £24 million.

Fellaini was Everton’s top scorer in the league last season, hitting twelve goals.

The same report also claims that the new United’s manager’s top priority is to keep striker Wayne Rooney at the club.

Their appears to have been some misunderstanding regarding Rooney’s reported transfer situation, with the player denying that he had officially asked to leave the club despite Sir Alex Ferguson revealing that a request had been handed in and in turn turned down by the club.