Tom Cleverley has spoken out about his current form for both club and country, and although the midfielder is enjoying a good run of games at present, the 23-year old is under no illusions about the fact that he’ll have to keep upping his game if he wants to feature regularly domestically as well as internationally.
Tom has improved dramatically after an injury hit season last year, and has already played 27 games this campaign, finding the net an impressive four times.
When you see the current squad, seven of us got picked [Ferdinand pulled out to manage his fitness],” Cleverley said. “It’s the biggest [United contingent] it has been for a while. You have Phil Jones to add to that.”
“We are obviously proud of that fact. We must be doing something right for our club. Hopefully we can carry on that form for England as well.” He added. “It is good that we all know each other and how each other play. It is good for Manchester United as well that there is a good core of English players who are doing well… Sir Alex also wants us to play well so we will gain confidence when we go back to the club.”
“It’s only natural for big games like this [against Montenegro] that everyone wants to play. Those who aren’t will be disappointed. But coming off the bench and helping the team to win is part of the job, too. Both England and United have great players, especially in my position. It’s just as hard to get into either team. We just accept that there are great players with both club and country so we just have to work as hard as we can to get into either team.”