Cleverley was asked about who he looked up to in a webchat with United fans.
He told manutd.com: "As it happens, we're playing against him tomorrow. It was David Beckham! If I play it will be the first time I've played against him.
"It's a bit of a dream. I always watched him from an early age and watched his game - I used to try and watch him play and take things from his game and put them into mine."