Cleverley aims to impress as reports hint he may leave Old Trafford

Tom Cleverley

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal begins work in his new club, and Tom Cleverley is hoping to show he is good enough to be part of his squad.

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has said there is excitement around the club as they enter a new era under Louis van Gaal.

Cleverley is said to be one of many players whose future is uncertain as the new manager is reportedly looking to overhaul the squad in order to improve on last season's disappointing seventh placed finish, which cost David Moyes his job at Old Trafford.

The midfielder is quoted by the Manchester United website, saying: "I have kept hearing little things about him and I think everyone has been looking forward to meeting with him, training with him and of course playing for him. There is definitely an excitement around the squad. We are all looking forward to it.

"I have just got to take it day-by-day to be honest. Obviously, with the new manager coming in, you want to try to impress him as soon as possible and make a good first impression. That is my first target, my short-term goal and then I will take it from there."

Cleverley had become something of a scapegoat last season in the middle of the park. Some reports have indicated that as many as 10 players could be shown the exit door by United's new boss, and Cleverley will be hoping he isn't one of them. 

Despite being part of the side that has won the Premier League title in the past under Sir Alex Ferguson, a disappointing campaign last term has probably meant that not many fans will be too worried if the 24-year-old was shipped out of Old Trafford this summer.

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