After a bright start Cleverley picked up an ankle injury against Bolton, and from that point onward it was a season of ups and downs. When he finally returned from injury, he spent a large part of the time he was fit watching from the sidelines.
Keen to shake off the tag of being ‘injury prone’, Cleverley told The Daily Mirror he hopes to have all the bad luck out of the way in terms of his career:
“I’d hate to be getting the injury-prone tag because the injuries I’ve had have all been contact, impact or reckless tackles. “It’s not like I’m picking up hamstring injuries or thigh injuries all the time.
“Hopefully I’m getting all the bad luck out at the start of my career and I can go on to play as long as Giggsy – he’s the perfect example.”
“When you’re not on the pitch you can work on other areas. I did work with video analysis, I worked hard in the gym on my upper body and I did vision work too.
“It’s a fantastic training ground because you can work hard on all aspects of your game when you’re injured. Everything I could work on, I worked on. I’ve done everything I can while I’ve been out.”
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