Tom Cleverley has expressed his excitement at spending the future with Danny Welbeck at Manchester United after Welbeck put pen to paper on a new four-year deal just before the transfer window closed in August.
The last year for both Welbeck and Cleverley has been a great progress through the ranks and into the first team of Manchester United & England.
Cleverley told Inside United:
“It was great to see Danny sign a new deal. It’s a big boost for us,” He’s a fantastic player and someone the manager has great faith in.”
“We’ve come up through the ranks together – we know each other so well and how each other plays and hopefully we can get some more game time together. We played some good stuff together last season but got injuries at different times and didn’t get many chances to play together after the first few games. Hopefully that will change this season.”
“Danny is a top-class striker and I think he can do big things for both United and England.”
After a dissapointing season with injuries last term, Cleverley is relishing the opportunity to play in the Champions League after the group draw last week, drawing against Galatasaray, Cruj and SC Braga.
Cleverley went on to say:
“The way my injuries fell last year meant I didn’t play one Champions League game – playing in it will be another milestone in my career, Hopefully we can do a lot better than we did last season. It’s something that has been on our minds – this is a squad full of winners so to underachieve and be knocked out of the group stages really hurt all the players.”
“As always, we’ll be going out to win every competition we’re in this season.”
All quotes from Inside United, which is on sale from Wednesday 5th September 2012