Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher made a return to football on Monday night as he featured for the clubs under-21s in a fixture against Fulham at the Salford City Stadium, playing just over an hour of football.
Fletcher has been battling a serious bowel condition over the past few years and not feature for the club since boxing day 2012, but in the past three-weeks he has been a regular feature during the first-team training at Carrington, slowly getting himself back to match fitness.
Great news for both player and club on Darren Fletcher’s return, with regular features for the under-21s from now until Christmas, we could see Fletcher back in contention for a first team place in the new year.
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan hinted last week that Fletcher could be close to a comeback, speaking of a phone call between the two, he said:
“I really enjoyed the phone call
“You would have to speak to United and Darren about his progress but, yes, I did really enjoy the phone call.”
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