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England boss Hodgson excited by form of Man Utd's Cleverley

England coach Roy Hodgson is excited by what he's seen from Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

Hodgson sees an attacking role for the youngster.

"I suppose you could say Tom Cleverley is an attacking midfield player - but he's an attacking midfield player in the same way Cesc Fabregas is," said Hodgson.

"He plays in that position for Manchester United.

"He is quite capable of coming back into a central midfield role and winning the ball when necessary.

"Also, he took a bit more responsibility for getting closer to Jermain Defoe and allowing Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to get on the ball in deeper positions where they are comfortable."

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