Tom Cleverley talked about his Manchester United career and has remembered the Aguero moment from 2012.
The Watford midfielder is a graduate of the Manchester United Football Academy. He started his professional career in 2008 but made his debut for the Red Devils in 2011.
Cleverley could have won the Premier League in his first season with United’s first team, but Sergio Aguero scored an injury-time winner in the last matchday of the Premier League to clinch the title for Manchester City.
“It doesn’t get much worse. I wasn’t in the squad at Sunderland that day, but I was on my way down from the directors’ box at the Stadium of Light and as soon as Dzeko scored City’s equaliser, I knew,” said Cleverley on Manchester United’s official website.
“I could see it unfolding and that it was meant to be theirs. It was a terrible, terrible day in my career. I still can’t listen to Martin Tyler’s commentary when the clip comes on Sky Sports. You know the one.
“I cannot listen to it. I have to turn over. My best mate, we’re both the same; can’t listen to it. Everything just comes back. Losing to your city rivals on goal difference with the last kick of the season, it doesn’t get much worse.”
Manchester City won the title on a goal-difference ahead of their neighbours that season and Tom Cleverley reveals what Sir Alex Ferguson said to his players after the final whistle.
“I’ll never forget in the dressing room after that game. The manager said to us all: ‘I told you. That’s why I wanted you to be more ruthless and really kill teams, because you can lose leagues on goal difference.’
“And he was right. We’d gone in after beating teams 3-0 or 4-0 that season and he still hadn’t been happy with us in the dressing room. That’s how much of a winner he was, how ruthless he wanted us to be,” he concluded.