The 24-year old midfielder had not netted since December 15, 2012 but was able to put the finishing touches on United’s away win after Danny Welbeck had earlier scored a double.
After the match, Cleverley told Sky Sports that it was a good feeling to be back on the scoresheet after such a barren run.
"It plays on your mind when you're a midfielder that you have to score a few goals," Cleverley said.
"We played as a three which gave us more licence. A year of not scoring came out in my celebration.
"I think I played quite well and kept the ball and kept us ticking at a high tempo. I want to kick on from here now and so does the team.
"Hopefully this is the start of a good run."
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