I am living the dream, says Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley

The midfielder reflects on a summer which saw him feature for England, Team GB and his club, and praises Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, who he played under in 2010-11
After an injury-plagued 2011-12 campaign, Tom Cleverley missed out on a Premier League title race in which Manchester United were beaten to the trophy by rivals Manchester City in the closing moments of the season.

But since that dramatic climax, Cleverley has featured for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, made England international appearances in World Cup qualifiers and also had an impact at Old Trafford.

He said: "Playing for Manchester United, Great Britain and England all in one summer. I am living the dream!"

The midfielder spent a large part of last season on the sidelines, but insists he is fit again to compete for the Premier League title.

He told Times of India: "It was a frustrating time. It always is if you are injured. You can't do what you love doing. But I am not thinking about that now. I am just getting my head down and hoping to play as much football as possible for United.
"Everyone is determined to win the trophy back; we don't want [Manchester] City to do it again."

The Englishman has also expressed his excitement at facing Wigan Athletic, a team with whom he spent the 2010-11 season on loan.

"I learned a lot at Wigan, playing alongside players from lots of different countries. And I've got a lot of respect for the club and the manager," he added.

"He [Roberto Martinez] is a very good manager. He loves football and knows everything about all the other teams. He was fantastic for me and I wasn't surprised when they stayed up last year. I know what he can do."