The midfielder is under pressure after a disappointing campaign.
"I watch Spanish football a lot," Cleverley says. "If they pass the ball sideways but keep possession, the fans clap them," he told the Mirror.
"Their attitude is that as long as you have got the ball, the other team can't hurt you.
"I know the mentality is different here and that is what makes our game the best in the world because it is so intense.
"But sometimes I have got to not listen and play my game because I feel I'm doing the best thing for the team."
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