Man Utd midfielder Cleverley: Beckham my idol growing up

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley admits he grew up idolising David Beckham.

While Cleverley revealed the former England captain was his idol when he was younger, nowadays he wants to match team-mates Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes’s success at United.

“I have always followed United and David at the time was a fantastic midfielder,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

Now he looks up to his evergreen team-mates, saying: “Obviously that is my dream to play here as long as I can just like Giggsy and Scholesy.

“They are both great role models – as a young player we are lucky to have them at the club.”

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