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Tom Cleverley: Hoover or Crab?

Tom Cleverley continues to be a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. This week, after the impressive Sunderland victory, Tim Sherwood took the chance to talk him up, calling him a "hoover" for the amount of ground he covered in the middle of the park, with a 92% pass rate completion at the weekend. Somewhat oddly, the betting site Ladbrokes subsequently accused Sherwood of "smoke and mirrors" and calling Cleverley the "footballing equivalent of a crab", for having the shortest average pass length of the Villa midfielders and his record of 0 goals and 0 assists in the league so...

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