Tom Cleverley
Tom Cleverley has hinted that he could remain with Aston Villa on a permanent basis after his Manchester United contract expires  Getty

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has given the biggest hint that he will remain with Aston Villa next season.

The England international is currently on a season long loan spell from the Red Devils and will also become a free agent at the end of the current campaign as his contract expires on 30 June.

United have given no indication that they want to retain the midfielder and will allow him to leave to the club of his choice at the end of the season.

Cleverley has been impressive off late for the Villans, and has scored three goals in as many games to help the Midlands club put some distance between them and the relegation zone. They also have an FA Cup final against Arsenal following the completion of the Premier League season.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Everton, who tried to sign him last summer and will do so again this year. He is also sure to have plenty of other offers from clubs in England and abroad, but the player has admitted that he is happy playing for Villa and could consider staying at Villa Park on a permanent basis.

The midfielder, however, has made it clear that he will think about his future at the end of the season, and has made it clear that money will not be an objective when he makes his final choice.

"I've really got to like playing for this club in the last few months. This manager, you have to give him credit for getting me where I am over the last few weeks," Cleverley said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"I feel like I'm playing in my best position, confidence is high. Not only among myself but also amongst the team. All those factors help. I'm happy and playing with a smile on my face."

"I don't think any Premier League players are going to be short of a quid or two. You have just got to be happy first of all."

"And I am at this club, so let's see where we go from there. I think first and foremost you have to be playing at a club where you fit in," the on-loan Villa midfielder explained, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"Where you're playing in the position where you want to play and where you like the manager, the lads, this club ticks those boxes," he added.

"We'll just see what happens but first the club have got to offer me something. Those talks haven't taken place yet. I just know my contract runs out on June 30 at Man United, that's my position," Cleverley concluded.