Darren Fletcher will miss the rest of the 2013/2014 football season for Manchester United after undergoing surgery to help his Ulcerative Colitis.
The club have stressed that surgery taken place was a planned procedure and that Fletcher has indeed been involved in first-team training right up to the scheduled operation.
The surgery timing comes as a frustration to both Fletcher and Manchester United as they go into the second half of the season, but a timing that could see him recover in time to be included in squad selection for next season.
Manchester United have stated that:
“We look forward to him returning next season”