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27/09/2012 09:20, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Cleverley eyes more goals

net. I've got that first one now and hopefully more will come."

Cleverley was full of praise for his fellow youngsters on the night, four of which made their senior debuts.

"It was quite a young team but I thought everyone did fantastically well," added the England international.

"I think all the young lads can be pleased with their performance – there won't be many tougher strike forces to play against than Newcastle's in a physical sense.

"It was fantastic to have both Wazza [Wayne Rooney] and Fletch [Darren Fletcher] back as well," he continued. "Fletch is a big-game player who can bring positive things to any squad in the world and Wazza came back and put in a great performance.

"We've been a bit unlucky with injuries but that's what we've got a squad for – as players get injured, others are coming back. There is good competition in the squad at the moment and we're winning games so it's all good."

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Maiden strike delights Tom

"The gaffer gave me a bit [of stick] at half-time for missing the chance in the first half so it was nice to stroke that one in. Hopefully that sets me off on a run now."

- Tom Cleverley

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