Man Utd midfielder Cleverley confident getting England goals

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley feels he can score goals at international level.

Cleverley is unlikely to start today in Poland.

“I am happy to start anywhere for my country — I’m sure anyone would be — but the more natural midfield position for me is the deeper one,” he said. “That’s where I play more often for my club but I played No10 in the Olympics and I like getting forward from that position.

“Scoring more goals from midfield was one of my targets at the start of the season. I was disappointed with that last season [he failed to score in 15 appearances] but I have managed to get on the scoresheet twice in six games for my club now and I have been in a number of scoring opportunities for England.

“I know it is not getting in the positions that is lacking but a cool head in front of goal is and perhaps a bit of luck sometimes.

“I haven’t scored yet but I am sure once one goes in they will start flooding in. I am working hard on my finishing and so are all the other midfielders so hopefully we can chip in.

“The goals provided by Gerrard, Lampard and [Paul] Scholes have been a huge part of England over the past 10 years and it is up to the youngsters now to carry that tradition on.”

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