‘We’re on the same wavelength’: Tom Cleverley delighted to link up with Manchester United ace Shinji Kagawa

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester United’s shining stars Tom Cleverley and Shinji Kagawa run on the same wavelength, insists the England midfielder.

The 23-year-old playmaker as began his second full season with the Reds in promising fashion – having battled back from an injury-hit year – and is delighted to be a pivotal member of the first team.

And the youngster – who earned his first call up to the England squad this season – hailed Sir Alex Ferguson’s summer capture of Japan ace Kagawa.

“I’ve really enjoyed playing with Shinji,” Cleverley said in an interview with Inside United. “He’s really on my wavelength when it comes to playing one and two-touch football.”

Midfield veterans Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes made way for younger legs during United’s midweek away victory against Romania champions CFR Cluj.

Cleverley lined up alongside Anderson and Darren Fletcher, and the former Wigan player heaped praise on his teammates for a positive start to their campaign – despite some sloppy defending.

“They’ve all brought so much,” he added. “We all know what Robin van Persie is about and Nick Powell is a really good footballer and a good lad.

“He’s definitely one for the future.”

Powell earned his first call-up to the England Under-21 squad for their Euro 2013 play-off against Serbia next week.

The former Crewe Alexandra midfielder joined the Reds for £4million this summer and has impressed in the handful of appearances he has made so far.

The 18-year-old made his Premier League debut against Wigan last month, scoring an excellent goal and exciting England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce.

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