Cleverley hoping to build on ‘great’ start to the season with Manchester United

The 23-year-old has enjoyed playing for Team GB, England and the Red Devils during an injury-free start to the campaign and wants to continue to impress Sir Alex Ferguson
Tom Cleverley is hoping to continue to impress Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and build on an injury-free start to the season.

The 23-year-old suffered with a series of injuries during the previous campaign but has already played for Team GB during the Olympics, broken into Roy Hodgson’s England side, and played for the Red Devils this term.

He told United's official website: "My season started with the Olympics, which was a great experience. Unfortunately we didn’t get a medal but it was good for me to play those games and I was pleased with my form there.

"I managed to carry that form into the season with United and hopefully I’ve impressed the manager as well. I've also picked up three international caps, so it’s been a great start.
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"Things have been going really well but I just want them to get even better. I want to keep playing, keep winning and hopefully start scoring."

Cleverley believes his style of play has slightly altered so far this season and is keen to finally grab his first goal for the club.

He added: "I feel like I've played a little deeper. I always watch the games back and I’ve noticed I’ve been intercepting and tackling a bit more than usual.

"I’ve been happy with that but that’s not something that’s going to affect my play. I just hope it’s something I’ve added to my game.

"I know I’ve got a few goals in me. Hopefully my first arrives soon. If the midfield can chip in with 30 goals this season it will be a massive help to the team."

United host Newcastle United in the League Cup on Wednesday and Cleverley is hoping to feature.

He continued: "I’m always wanting to impress. I want to impress the fans, impress the manager, impress my team-mates and impress myself.

"I look on it as another chance to play and another chance to win a trophy. Every game United play I want to play."