A goalscoring midfielder is something Sir Alex Ferguson has craved for the best part of the last five-years at Old Trafford. The Red Devils boss has gone to great lengths to unearth a player with a scoring streak akin to that of Paul Scholes in his pomp even suggesting that Wayne Rooney could be played deeper in the wake of Robin Van Persie’s arrival. But on Wednesday his prayers may have been answered by a player brimming whose talents were moulded closer to home. Tom Cleverley’s first senior goal in a United shirt on Wednesday has been a long time in coming but may provide the answer to Ferguson’s quandary. Cleverley has certainly started the season brightly and poses another welcome selection headache for his manager who now has a wealth of options to choose from in midfield as he continues to plot how to regain the Premier League title from rivals City.
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“It has been playing on my mind a little bit. I have always scored goals when I have gone on loan, so it was bugging me that I had not been doing it for my club or my country. The gaffer gave me a bit at half-time for missing the one in the first-half, so it was nice to stroke that one in. We practice those sorts of finishes a lot so when the ball came to me I knew what I was going to do. I have got the first one out of the way now. Hopefully they will all come at once.” Tom Cleverley admits his lack of goals was starting to get on his mind