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Man Utd midfielder Cleverley hoping for England start against Scotland

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley hopes to be involved for England in their friendly against Scotland.

Cleverley believes old ­rivals Scotland can help the team prepare for those crucial games by giving them a tough battle at Wembley tomorrow.

"I know the Scots will be up for it - I don't think it will be a friendly, for sure!" said the ­midfielder, who was speaking at an event for Vauxhall - the England team sponsor.

"They have got some players we know from the Premier League and they are coming off the back of a great win over Croatia in their last game.

"It will be a high-­intensity game and the fans will be up for it.

"There will be a good ­atmosphere and it's the perfect preparation ahead of the ­qualifiers next month and ­October.

"It's important to win, not just because it's always nice for ­England to beat Scotland, but also for our confidence.

"We can also put on a good ­performance and give ourselves heart for the qualifiers.

"We can't afford to lose any of them - and we've definitely got to win our three home games."

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