Even when he is not in the starting eleven, Cleverley admits he pays close attention to Carrick's calmness under pressure and the way he controls the tempo of matches in the hustle and bustle of the midfield battle.
"Michael has been fantastic for United this season," Cleverley told MUTV.
"Growing up here, I've been really lucky all the way through as I've always had fantastic midfielders to learn from. He's one of those.
"With his forward passing and calmness on the ball, he just knows how to control and win games, so I can always be learning from him."