Darren Fletcher made a return to the first team last week against Schalke after missing the past few months with a virus. After recovering from the illness, he was still unable to play after losing so much weight.

Speaking to the official mag, Fletch has expressed some empathy for the fans, realising how frustrating it can be to watch the games.

“I turned into a bit of a mad fan,” he said. “It’s odd: it seems the further away from it you are, the more intense the feelings. My family are glad I’m back now. They had to leave the house a few times when a game was on because I turned into a completely different person. It’s frustrating watching on TV because there’s nothing you can do to influence the situation.”