EXCLUSIVE: Cleverley out of England squad
Published 21:32 24/02/12 By David McDonnell
Tom Cleverley will be withdrawn from the England squad after suffering a recurrence of his troublesome ankle problem.
Cleverley, who has only just returned to action for Manchester United following a three-month injury lay-off, came off after an hour in Thursday's 2-1 Europa League defeat to Ajax.
The midfielder is expected to miss United's Premier League trip to Norwich and England's friendly with Holland at Wembley on Wednesday.
Cleverley, 22, was expected to earn his first England cap against the Dutch but looks set for fresh disappointment following this latest setback in an injury-blighted season.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson tried to play down the injury, understood to be ankle ligament damage.
He said: "He got a knock, we've sent him for a scan, we don't think it is serious."