Davies clears up Cleverley row

Cleverley hobbled out of the Red Devils’ 5-0 Premier League victory
at the Reebok Stadium with ankle ligament damage – but Davies spoke
to the midfielder afterwards and feels the matter is closed. He
said: “I’ve not seen it back. I spoke to Tom Cleverley and was made
to believe he’d suffered a fracture or something so I put a call
into him and he was fine. “I’m pleased there was no serious damage
to him. For me, it’s just a tackle I got a yellow card for which I
deserved, so I’m not sure what it’s all about. “I actually texted
him and he rang me back. He said he’d seen the tackle and he didn’t
think it was that. It’s a derby and I’m trying to do my bit for
Bolton to win the game and that’s a side of my game.” Cleverley
faces around four weeks on the sidelines as a result of the
incident. It was initially feared the 22-year-old had broken a bone
and could have been out for much longer. Messages posted on a Tom
Cleverley Facebook page on Saturday night implied the United player
was angry and that Davies had not apologised. United claimed this
account was not genuine while Davies’ wife, Emma, who herself
received abusive messages via Twitter, tweeted to say there had
been contact. Her tweet read: “For all the ill-informed haters…
Kevin spoke to Tom Cleverly (sic) on the phone earlier. He would
never intentionally hurt anyone.” Cleverley underwent a scan on
Sunday which confirmed the injury was not as bad as first thought.
The youngster will miss the start of the Champions League group
stage and a possible England debut in next month’s Euro 2012
qualifier against Montenegro but should be back in action in
November.