“First and foremost, I'm surprised the media are picking up on something from social media and making a big deal of it in the way it's come about in the first place,”

“Tom Cleverley is a fantastic young player who is developing all the time. He's a great trainer here, someone who is the first out every day. He does his best in training and never gives it less than 100 per cent.

"From my point of view, that is why Tom will be successful. But I'm a bit surprised people in the media would cover those sorts of things and you would ask me that kind of question.”