Darren Fletcher was plagued with illness earlier this year which meant he missed out on the end of last season as well as our pre-season.

His recovery from the virus hasn’t been smooth though, with the midfielder having a set back and missing further games this season. However, the International break came at the right time for him, with him getting a couple of games under his belt to aid his match fitness.

Fletcher’s form has been suspect this season and he still looks underweight, but the Scottish midfielder claims he feels fine now.

“I feel fine. I knew I would be,” said Fletcher. “My natural fitness is always very good. I never had a problem with that, and I worked hard with the fitness coaches whilst the rest of the lads were away on tour. I reached my level fairly quickly, then it was a question of matches because the more you play, the more you get your sharpness back and awareness back. I was lucky in the respect I was able to get a few games for Scotland before I played for United, which definitely helped me. I have played 10 games so far this season and I feel as though I am back to the level I should be at.”