Man Utd Boss Sir Alex Ferguson Hints At End Of Darren Fletcher’s Playing Career

Alan Duffy

12th, July 2012


By Alan Duffy

Not the most talented of players to play under Fergie, Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher still managed to carve out a key role in some of the Red Devils’ recent successes. However, last December,  the tough-tackling star saw his career put on hold courtesy of a case of ulcerative colitis which, according to his manager, may now spell the end of his playing career.

Speaking at the unveiling of new-signings Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa, Fergie said:

“He (Fletcher) has not started training with us. He has obviously got great challenges ahead.”

“We are happy to be patient but he won’t be starting the season. It is unfortunate because he is such a magnificent professional and such a nice lad. If it doesn’t work for him, he knows he has a position at the club anyway.”

To be honest, that doesn’t sound good for the 28-year-old dynamo. However, let’s hope he can recover fully ASAP and get back to what he does best.

Posted in Injuries, Man Utd

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  1. Dave says:

    great player fletch

  2. KingB3113 says:

    One of the most underrated players in the premier league. You don’t make 300 appearances for United without being talented.

  3. plops says:

    My dog had colitis. Instead of doing two or three nice big poos a day, she was doing about fifteen tiny little sausages. The vet said not to treat it because it wasn’t that serious. A couple of months later and she’s back to Grade A, numero uno, top of the league poos.

    If you’re reading Fletcher, there’s hope yet.

  4. SwissMafia says:

    Is your name in any way related to your comment? :p

  5. Tom says:

    “courtesy of a case of ulcerative colitis”

    Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic life long disease not something as trivial as a “case” of something. Get it right.

    Feel better soon Darren

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