Darren Fletcher has been receiving praise from all over recently as he goes on to prove himself as one of Manchester United’s most important players.

Long hailed as a ‘big game player’ by our fans, the 25-year-old has now raised his game for every match, and topped that off with a blinding goal against Everton at the weekend.

He has today claimed that when playing against the ‘big four’, no midfield opponent has ever torn him to shreds, although Roy Keane and Paul Scholes have hammered him on the training ground.

“I don’t want to sound big-headed but I’ve never come up against anyone who has torn me to shreds,” said Fletcher. “The only time that’s happened has been in training against Roy Keane and Paul Scholes. I watch how good Lampard, Fabregas and Gerrard are but when we play them I think ‘Right, I’m going to see how good you really are! I’m going to get against you and see how you like it. And when you’ve not got the ball I’m still going to get about you and see how you like it. I’m going to ask you ‘Do you fancy it? Do you like getting kicked? Do you like the fact I am going to be at you for the whole 90 minutes?’ As soon as you get the ball I am going to be in your face. You are not going to like it one bit. Are you ready for that because that’s what’s going to happen’.”

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