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"I just play my football as usual. I'm just working hard, trying to keep fit and I'm excited for the end of the season."

- Tom Cleverley

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22/02/2012 14:47, Report by N Coppack & A Marshall

Cleverley: I feel fresh

Tom Cleverley believes he is back to peak fitness - just in time to make a major impact on United's push for domestic and European success.

The midfielder has been promised a full run-out in Thursday's Europa League tie with Ajax after playing for fractionally over an hour in the first leg in Amsterdam. Although frustrated to be sidelined since October with an ankle injury, the talented youngster is clearly enthusiastic about his big chance to impress at Old Trafford in the remainder of the campaign.

"It's good to be back," he stated during a press conference at Old Trafford. "It's massively frustrating to be out for that length of time but I'm back now I'm fresh, I'm 100 percent and looking forward to the end of the season."

Despite the amount of expectation being piled on Cleverley's young shoulders, he is taking all the praise and hype in his stride.

"I don't listen to it," he asserted. "I just play my football as usual. I'm just working hard, trying to keep fit and I'm excited for the end of the season."

An England call-up for the Euro 2012 finals is a possibility if he remains fit but the 22-year-old is refusing to think that far ahead.

"I'm just concentrating on tomorrow night and then Sunday, for my club," he added. "If I can get into some good form between now and the end of the season, I'd be more than happy to be involved in the European Championship this summer."

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