After all the recent criticisms Manchester United have received in the press of late, Darren Fletcher cl

“It hasn’t been the easiest of times. There has been a lot of disruption,” said Fletcher. “The injuries in defence have seen players playing all over the place, myself included. It is difficult to get a run of form when things like that happen. We’ve not had a settled squad. It has been an injury-disrupted season. We are still in touch though and that is all we could ask for. We need to get everyone fit and for the manager to be able to choose a settled team. We need everyone fit and fighting towards the end of the season. That is the most important thing, then we can kick on. Nothing has developed into a real run yet. But there is a run in this team. We have been written off all season. We need to use all that as a fuel.”

Fletcher concedes that Manchester United players are always going to be criticised in the press

“Everyone wants to shoot you down when you are successful and you have to have the character to take that on board and fight back,” he continued. “That is the challenge. You learn from it and it is what being part of this club is all about. You get used to and respond to it.”