“It seems to be the case now, teams playing with a lot of midfielders against us but it is our job to break them down and stop them playing through us. Chelsea always seem to play that way with the type of players they have got and it is never easy, but I thought we did well to limit their chances.”
Cleverley was also full of praise for Wayne Rooney, who started his first match of the season and produced a display of great encouragement, earning widespread applause from the United fans.
“Yeah he was brilliant,” Tom explained. “He was definitely one of our good players tonight. He gave us energy, tenacity and a bit of quality as well. I am happy for Wazza.”