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Watford midfielder Cleverley: I've rejected social media since Man Utd abuse

Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley admits he struggled mentally in his final season at Manchester United.

Cleverley concedes the hate mail tha was coming his way was difficult to take.

He told manutd.com: "I'm not going to lie and say that I was enjoying my life at that time. Football was my life.

"I was playing for a club that I loved, I'd worked so hard to get there and I could see it falling apart. It was devastating.

"You get letters at the training ground. You try to respond to fan mail, but in the end it gets to a point where you're better off not reading it.

"Social media was just a hindrance, so I closed my accounts. Having a lot of followers on Twitter meant a lot less to me than my mental health and my football career.

"I just got rid of it all and I've never gone back on since. I think that's been good for me."

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