Tom Cleverley Wants To Emulate David Beckham At Manchester United

Cleverley learning to bend it like 'Becks'...
Manchester United youngster Tom Cleverley hopes to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham as he looks to impress Sir Alex Ferguson in the near future.

The midfielder is currently continuing his football education at Watford, akin to the way his hero went out on loan to Preston North End early on in his career.

And Cleverley believes that he has become more like the England stalwart since jumping into the Hornets' nest.

"I’ve become more like him [Beckham]," he said, according to The Express.

"He’s never really torn players apart with pace, more his cleverness. I’m in that sort of mould.

"I'm not anything like him yet but I can learn a lot from the way he plays.

"I’ve not got blistering pace, but I’ve got good energy and shooting and Beckham is the one I’d like to follow."

The youngster is hoping to impress Ferguson when Watford play Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup.

"Playing against one of the best teams in the country will let Sir Alex see what I’m like at the top level," he added.

"I've got to step up in this game against the best players in the world."

Adithya Ananth, Goal.com UK