Darren Fletcher was robbed of his place in the Champions League final by an inept referee. There were no temper tantrums from Fletcher though, as he admirably walked off the field without a fuss and never went on to publicly criticise the referee.

As one of the few experienced players in our line-up yesterday, Fletcher was pleased to get the result whilst the players featuring on Wednesday got a well-needed rest.

“I think it’s good to be going into the Champions League final with a bit of rest, it’s been a long season,” said Fletcher. “It would have been difficult if we’d been trying to win the league here, we knew it would be a tough, physical match. With two days’ rest, to go and play Barcelona in the final would have been difficult, but fortunately we won the league early, with a game to spare. The lads have rested up and hopefully they’ll be ready to go against Barcelona.”

Fletcher is looking forward to watching a contest between the two best sides in Europe, conceding he will be cheering the lads on like the rest of us fans.

“I will travel, I’ll travel as a fan,” he added. “I’ll be like all the rest of the United fans, cheering the lads on, hoping we win the trophy. Two great attacking teams known for their qualities of attacking, probably two of the best sides in Europe this season, both winning their domestic leagues. It sets it up nicely for what should be a fantastic final but we’ll take any sort of victory.”




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