Tom Cleverley wants to play in Olympics

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has admitted that he is keen to be involved for Team Great Britain in this summer’s Olympic Games.

Stuart Pearce will lead a team comprising players from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to compete at the tournament, with ambassador David Beckham rumoured to be one of the high profile players set to play.

Cleverley, who will also be in contention for England’s Euro 2012 squad despite an injury-plagued campaign, is eyeing a place at the Olympics.

“It is something that everyone strives for – to experience new things throughout your career – so the Olympics would be different,” he told Mirror Football.

“For a young English player, it is an exciting summer of football with the Euros and Olympics, and I would be proud to represent at either of those.

“Having the chance to have an Olympic gold medal in your trophy cabinet would be unbelievable – a lot of the players are talking about it.

“I always looked up to David Beckham when I was young. To play alongside him would be great,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight