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Cleverley: Playing for United is a dream come true

Tom Cleverley has been in for plenty of stick this season following a string of poor performances, with some fans arguing that he will never make the grade at United, whilst others are keen to be patient and see whether he can replicate a turn around like Darren Fletcher did.

December has been a good month for Cleverley though, with him forming a decent central midfield partnership with Phil Jones, and even scoring a goal in our 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

Cleverley joined the club when he was just 12-years-old so there’s no doubt playing for United means more to him than it does to some other players.

“It always has been,” Cleverley replied, when asked whether playing for United was his ultimate dream by United Review. “When I was a young lad, it seemed a bit far-fetched, but being around the training ground benefited me because I knew how the first team operated. Stepping stones like that have helped me achieve my dream. It’s now my dream to play for this club for 10 or 15 years.”

Ryan Giggs has set the bar for all our youth team products and Cleverley believes it’s a privilege to play alongside him at United.

“It’s an honour,” he said. “He’s such a great example, to have the motivation to carry on after all his achievements. It’s a privilege to play alongside Ryan and I’m still learning from him.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. wayne barker says:

    really woken up last few games lets hope it continues,Tom C finding his form and Fletch finding his fitness can only mean good things.

  2. Tommy says:

    Hes certaintly been in decent form in recent weeks, hope he can keep it up, I have been critical of him in the past but I always give credit when its due, Its always better to see players from the academy come through the youth ranks (Albeit hes not a local), Keep it going Tom!


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