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Mooy enjoying club and country ride

AAP logoAAP 31/08/2016 Ben McKay

With a four-year Manchester City deal under his belt, Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy isn't setting any limits to what he might achieve during that time.

And that's fitting when you consider Mooy's progress in the last 18 months.

After watching Ange Postecoglou's side lift the Asian Cup on television, Mooy has become an integral part of the national team.

Mooy has started seven of Australia's eight World Cup qualifiers on the road to Russia's 2018 tournament and almost certain to play in Thursday's next qualifier against Iraq in Perth.

A career-defining switch to Melbourne City has elevated Mooy from a player with potential, to a player using that potential.

A loan to English Football League side Huddersfield Town has allowed Mooy to pick up where he left off in the A-League.

Five matches into the season, the unfashionable Yorkshire club is top of the Championship and Mooy has won the fans' player of the month award for his star turns in midfield.

It's been a stellar start to his post A-League career, and Mooy isn't about to put a ceiling to where he might end up.

"I just want to become the best player I can be and if that means one day I play for Manchester City then okay," he told AAP.

Mooy said the move to Manchester City was a "no-brainer" after the support he received at Melbourne City, and the subsequent loan deal made sense because of the proximity to Manchester, the league and Huddersfield's keen interest.

In Yorkshire, the softly-spoken midfielder is letting his football do the talking, and there's plenty of it to come.

Unlike the 27-game A-League season, Mooy will endure 46 regular-season games at Huddersfield, with two cup competitions, play-offs and international duties on top.

"It's so tough on your body but also mentally," he said.

"Every game I have a knock to ice up. It's a rough and tough league."

But that's not stopping Mooy from a full commitment to national team duty and Postecoglou's vision.

"All the team's buying into it," he said.

"We believe in it and we're going to work hard for it.

"We want to qualify but the boss wants us to do it in a certain way ... in our style and dominating the games."

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