Man United’s Tom Cleverley: I’m Louis van Gaal’s type of player

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley claims that he is a Louis van Gaal type of player

Tom Cleverley has declared that he is a Louis van Gaal type of player after watching the Manchester United manager’s Netherlands side impress at the World Cup.

Cleverley didn’t play a part in Brazil after England manager Roy Hodgson snubbed the out-of-favour midfielder, who was one of the scapegoats for David Moyes’s disastrous 11-month reign.

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The 23-year-old, who scored one goal in 24 Premier League appearances last season, was linked with a possible move to Arsenal and Everton earlier this summer.

But Cleverley is optimistic about his United future after watching Van Gaal’s Oranje side secured a third-place finish at the World Cup playing his type of football.

“I watched the manager’s Holland team in the World Cup and from that I think I’m going to be his type of player,” said Cleverley.

“I have to show that in training and most importantly games. I think there’s a place for me but I have to prove it.”

Cleverley added that missing the World Cup gave the United midfielder a chance to recuperate ahead of the new Premier League season.

“I managed to have a good break and recharge my batteries. Now we’re back and all trying to impress the boss,” Cleverley added.

“We know what he wants – a passing and moving style. He’s very clear and we have a good group of lads who are willing to learn. We made a good start the other night and we’ll see how we go from there.”

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