Tom Cleverley looking forward to Old Trafford return
Cleverley will face Manchester United tomorrow (3pm) with new club Watford, having already played his former side this season with Everton.
The 27-year-old rose through the ranks at United and made 79 first-team appearances before leaving Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2015.
The England international has started Watford's last three games, setting up two goals, and is expected to keep his place against Jose Mourinho's side.
Tom Cleverley played against Manchester United earlier this season with Everton
“It’s a great stadium to play in and I’m just concentrating on the game, not on the reception,” he said.
“I’ve still got a lot of friends there and having played so many games at Old Trafford it brings back a lot of good memories.
“I grew up there since I was 12 so it’s always going to be a little bit different when I play against United.
“But once the first whistle goes it’s a game of football.”
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Watford stunned United with a 3-1 win at Vicarage Road earlier this season, but Cleverley admits it's unlikely to have an impact on tomorrow's clash.
“I don’t think it affects things. It was a long time ago, I remember watching that game on tele,” he said.
“What matters most is the form that both teams are in. We’ve had some good results, they’re having a good bit of league form, so it’ll be a good game.
“We know they’ve got top-class quality all over the pitch so we’ll have to be as focused as we were against Arsenal and hopefully get a good result.”