“Obviously I’d love to get one over United’s rivals on Sunday, if selected,” said Cleverley. “It’s games like this that I came to Wigan to play, and hopefully we can do something against them. I only got 20 minutes against Sunderland but it was nice to get out there on the pitch. Obviously the circumstances were difficult, 1-0 down and they were just sitting in there. But we equalised and could even have won it at the end. My focus now is getting a good week of training under my belt and proving to the gaffer I deserve a place on the pitch against City.”
Another Manchester United loanee, Mame Biram Diouf, has already scored against title rivals Arsenal this season, so it would be nice if Cleverley could do the business against our local rivals.
The RoM 2017-18 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Paul Scholes, a Q&A with the country's top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by brilliant United writers, and so much more. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.