Cleverley looks to continue progress

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley hopes he can continue to impressive for club and country and believes having so many United players around him can help his international progress, Manutd.com reports.

Cleverley only made his England debut seven months ago, but has been a key part of Roy Hodgson’s plans ever since. The 23 year old has started in England’s last eight fixtures, including Friday’s 8-0 demolition over San Marino, and has impressed whilst doing so. Cleverley hopes to retain his place for the difficult trip to Pogdorica on Tuesday night to face group leaders Montenegro and could be joined in the starting line-up by up to six Manchester United players.

With Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones ruled out through injury, there is a strong United core in the England squad and Cleverley believes that United’s club form, leading the league by 15 points, can only help England and United to further success at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Cleverley said: “When you see the current squad, seven of us got picked (with Ferdinand pulling out). It’s the biggest United contingent it has been for a while. We are obviously proud of that fact. We must be doing something right for our club. Every time we meet up, I know I have to train hard. I am thankful to the manager, but there are some fantastic midfielders as well, so I don’t take anything for granted.”

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