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.