Tom Cleverley has signed a new contract with Manchester United which will keep him at the club until 2015, the club has confirmed.
Cleverley, currently sidelined with an ankle injury, has been rewarded with a new deal following a blistering start to the season at Old Trafford after returning from a productive loan spell at Wigan Athletic last term.
The 22-year-old midfielder's performances this season have even earned him a call-up to Fabio Capello's England squad, and boss Sir Alex Ferguson has no doubt a fine future awaits him.
"Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game," the United boss told the club's official website.
"For a young boy, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a fine future ahead of him.
"It’s the United way to encourage our young players to make their mark in the first team and Tom has grabbed that chance with both hands."
Cleverley himself says he is focused on recovering from injury so he can build on his promising start to the campaign and help United's quest for silverware.
"It’s been a fantastic start to the season for me, breaking into the first team and getting an England call-up," he said.
"Having grown up at the club, I’d love to be able to make a contribution to United winning more trophies. We have a squad with great ability and I can’t wait to get started again."