After coming off the bench in our game against Galatasaray last week, playing in his first game for the first team in almost a year, Fletcher played the full 90 in our League Cup victory over Newcastle last night, wearing the captain’s armband.
“It is great to be back,” Fletcher said. “I have had a few reserve games and a run-out in the Champions League last week but it is good to be back, especially at Old Trafford, and in a winning team as well.”
Sir Alex Ferguson was happy to see the fans give Fletcher a warm welcome last week when he replaced Scholes with ten minutes to play.
“The fans recognised what a tough time Darren has had,” said Ferguson. “It was a mark of respect that they gave him a marvellous ovation.”
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