Monday, 13th August, 2012
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is eager to show his quality for both club and country by maximising his opportunities this season.
The youngster was hogged with ankle and foot injuries last season and he was thus only able to represent the Red Devils on ten occasions in the Premier League.
However, after having had a solid pre-season, including representing Team GB in the Olympics, the 23-year-old is raring to go this term.
“It’s a big season for me. I want to play as many games for United and England as possible”, said Cleverley in an interview with MUTV.
The midfielder also stressed that he wants to prove to himself that he can remain fit for the entire season and expressed his frustration at having not been able to recover injury issues last year.
"I didn’t manage to get my match fitness back towards the end of last season. Obviously it was a frustrating season for me”, said the Manchester United man.
“I suppose every season is a big year at United, but maybe there’s a little bit extra for me personally”, he added.
Cleverley may also earn his first cap for England in the friendly against Italy on Wednesday and insisted that he is ready to seize his chance of representing the senior English team after having already impressed for Team GB.
"I’m hoping to train well and win my first cap. It’s always an honour to play for your country and I was delighted to be called into the squad”, expressed the 23-year-old.
Manchester United and England fans will be hoping that the exciting midfielder can avoid injuries this season and reach his true potential.
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