Carrick has always felt the 23-year-old was a player of potential.
It is showing that on a regular basis which will determine how far Cleverley will advance at the highest level.
"He's got the talent and the ability - we've all seen that," said Carrick. "He's comfortable dealing with the pressures that come with playing for the club. There is no danger about that.
"It's just about keeping the standards high - we set the standards and the hard part is keeping to that standard consistently.
"There is no magic ingredient. It's just about learning and getting experience. The more games he plays the better he'll play."