On Loan Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has said that the FA Cup Final against Arsenal at Wembley will be the biggest game in his career.
Nice sentiment given his more pleasurable experiences at Old Trafford.
Speaking to the Official Site Cleverley said he utterly delighted when we secured our place in the final with victory over Liverpool at Wembley, and now he’s hoping for success a second time round.
Having won a Premier League medal at his parent club and taken part in Champions League matches, for the former England international he maintains that the FA Cup is the highlight of any season, irrespective of other competitions and presumably he doesn’t understand why some don’t take it seriously.
‘Players still dream of playing in the FA Cup final at Wembley. I read the BBC are going to do the full day of programming again on final day which I think is really special. That’s what it’s all about – following the team buses down Wembley Way. It is what you dream of as a boy. I don’t think it has sunk in yet that we’re playing in the final. People I’ve spoken to who have played in FA Cup finals say it is such a special day. I’ll take in as much as I can.’
He went on to say.
‘I’d say this is the biggest single game I’ve played in my career so it is going to be a big day. There is a real buzz about the place with the match being so close. We’ve bought the excitement back to the fans, which they deserve. The semi-final against Liverpool was a perfect day. It was one of the best atmospheres I’ve played in. The fans will be important again on May 30 and hopefully we can make it a special day for them.’
Coming to us looking to revitalise his career after becoming much maligned at Old Trafford in more recent seasons, his form under manager Tim Sherwood has certainly put him back on the map – especially now he seems to have his goal touch back.
Let’s hope he gets his wish and goes down in our history.
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