Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is keen to put a nightmare season behind him and look forward to starting afresh in August.

The 22-year-old seemed set to play a pivotal role for the Red Devils' after an impressive start to the campaign but an ankle ligament problem curtailed his involvement and he did not start a Premier League match after October.

"It has been a nightmare at times but I am only 22 and have around 15 years ahead of me yet. I just hope I have got it all over and done with now," he told the Manchester Evening News. "There were times when I thought I was the unluckiest footballer in the world. From a great start it became the hardest season of my life but it has made me mentally stronger."

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