Following Manchester United’s victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford in the third round of the Capital One Cup, TheBusbyWay.com Editor Chudi Onwuazor interviewed Man United and England midfielder and scorer of the second goal, Tom Cleverley…
You’ve just scored your first United 1st team goal, the winner against Newcastle in front of the Stretford End, you must be dreaming!
Yeah definitely! Growing up as a United fan and to have not have scored for a while, to do it in front of the Stretty is a great feeling and I think it showed in my celebrations.
After the initial chance you missed, you must have felt a little pressure?
Yeah I know, I’ve missed a couple recently that have played on my mind. I’ve been working hard in training on my finishing and the gaffer gave me a little talking to at half time so it was nice to slot one in, in the second half.
Tonight you lined up along side Darren Fletcher, his first start in 10 months, I’m sure you, like everyone else, are happy to see him back?
It’s always good. He’s a good player and a good friend, it’s been hard to see what he’s been going through but he’s back now. He looks sharp, he looks fit and he’s a great player so he’ll add to our squad.
Newcastle gave you a tough game tonight so how do you feel the team performed?
We knew they would give us a tough game physically and we had a young defence who can be very pleased with their performance.
They posed a threat aerially but I felt we dealt with it well. Apart from the goal we conceded after we scored, we were pretty comfortable.
Well the reward for the win tonight is a trip to Chelsea, any thoughts on that?
Well we would have liked a home draw at Old Trafford and with a busy schedule you don’t really want to be travelling down to London, but these things happen and we will go down full of confidence.
If it’s a young squad again we’ll hopefully put in a performance like tonight and win the game!