First Team

Cleverley ready to work hard as United look to add a midfielder

Tom Cleverley is ready to work hard for a first-team place at Manchester United as the club look to bring in a central midfielder this transfer window.

Manchester United have lodged a new £30million bid for Cesc Fabregas after missing out on Thiago Alcantara, but young Tom Cleverley is ready to fight for his place and relishes the challenge at the club.

Speaking with, Tom Cleverley said:

“There’s always going to be world-class competition and this club’s always going to be linked with big players. I don’t really take much notice of it – I just play my football.

“Sir Alex challenged us every day, so we were always having to impress him. It’s no different under David Moyes. We’re all working hard to impress.”

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Cleverley picked up his first Premier League medal with United last season and is more than hungry for success in the near future.

The England midfielder admits that he looks up to the senior players at the club, he added:

“The desire from Giggsy, Rio, Scholesy, Wazza… they’ve all won a number of titles and they’re still so hungry to win more

“We follow on from that – it passes down to us and we want to be here in 10 years saying we’ve got six, seven or eight medals. You’re brought up like that at this club.

“We did really well last year. We didn’t just win it; we won it in style after the previous year, which really hurt us. We want to retain the title now. That victory parade was incredible and it makes us want to win more and more.”

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