Darren Fletcher will make his return to the first team today after missing our last five games through injury.

With the United game coming up this weekend, the manager recognises Fletcher’s return as a big boost.

“Most people now recognise Darren Fletcher as a big-game player,” said Ferguson. “We have been aware of that for quite a while. Now he is getting an acceptance that he is a very important player for us. Our fans see that he is a key player in major games. That has been very important to the lad because it gives him a confidence. He has been missed in some key games recently and yes, it is great to have the boy back.”