Darren Fletcher has had a horrible time with an illness over the past few months, which saw him miss out on a place in the Champions League final as well as the pre-season tour with United.

Despite not having played for United yet this season, he has been called up to the Scottish team to face the Czech Republic and Lithuania. However, our midfielder claims his inclusion shouldn’t be viewed as a risk.

“Not at all because of the experience I have at this level,” said Fletcher. “I have 53 caps so I know what to expect at this level. I’m the captain – I feel I bring a lot to the team in terms of communication. I feel as fit as I ever have, I feel strong. Players have had one or two more matches than me but I don’t believe that’s a problem.”

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