The Juventus veteran wowed Cleverley during the Euros.
"Pirlo was a master-class. With me working so closely to Paul Scholes, it was the closest thing to Scholes I have ever seen. Pirlo was dictating the game from the centre circle. It was tough for our midfield to deal with that," he told Sky Sports.
"I am one for watching DVDs, videos and re-watching games. I do like watching performances like that of Pirlo."