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Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has said that it was a relief to get his first Premier League title under his belt last season, but he is now eager to secure a second on the bounce this time around, the Mirror reports.
The England international says he will never forget that winning feeling that saw him collect a Premier League winners medal at the end of last season, having spent previous campaign’s on loan with Leicester, Watford and Wigan Athletic before establishing himself within the United set up.
And he has claimed that the success has now made him even hungrier for more.
“Having that first title medal under your belt means a lot,” Cleverley said.
“It’s a relief to get the first medal, but it also makes you determined to win more. Experiencing that victory parade is something you want to do again and again and again.
“It was a very special day, which I’ll never forget, but I don’t just want that to happen once – I want it to happen many times. We’ve got that taste now and it makes us even hungrier.
“You see that in training every day. It’s always competitive. It can put you in a bad mood if you lose in training.
“It’s the most competitive training around, which makes it intense, sharp and helps you improve.”
Cleverley’s United and England teammate Danny Welbeck echoed the midfielder’s sentiments by declaring his disbelief at winning the title by such a great margin, though he insists his focus is now firmly routed on the path ahead.
“It was a great achievement for everyone last season, but that’s in the past,” he said.
“Now it’s down to the players, the manager and everyone at the club to knuckle down and try to create some more history. You can’t dwell on the past, you’ve always got to move on and try to win more trophies.
“Everyone just always wants to win. No matter what situation or what game we’re playing, whether it be a match or a five-a-side in training or even a possession exercise, you always want to win. It’s always been like that here and always will be.”