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."
"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