Former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will be back at Old Trafford tomorrow with Watford.

Cleverley left United for Everton in 2015 before joining the Hornets in 2017.

As per the Irish Examiner, he has been speaking about his time at United ahead of his return to the Theatre of Dreams tomorrow.

Cleverley was full of praise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who managed him in the reserves at Old Trafford.

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“He was my reserve team manager for six months to a year so, yeah, (I) crossed paths with Ole,” said Cleverley

“Obviously I played with Fletch [Darren Fletcher] and Michael Carrick so there’s more familiar faces on the staff than the playing staff.

 

“It (coaching) was very natural to him (Solskjaer) and at the time I thought he was great for the young strikers, like the moves and he was a natural finisher.

“I’m really pleased for him that he’s gone onto be a success at United.”

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Cleverley was part of the last United team to win the Premier League in 2013 but Louis van Gaal sold him to Everton.

His career hasn’t quite reached those same heights since leaving United and being in the Championship likely wasn’t part of his plan.

Cleverley does offer an interesting insight into what Solskjaer is like as a coach, and makes it clear that he’s the ideal manager for the likes of Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood to learn from.

Solskjaer is plotting another assault on a competition United reached the semi-finals of last season and should oversee a victory tomorrow even if he makes changes to his side, as expected.

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