Darren Fletcher recently returned to Manchester United’s first-team after several months from the sidelines. He comes back in much stronger player after having recovered from a life-threatening injury, but Fletcher could be finding himself in the prospect of becoming a substitute at United. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Fletcher was held in high regard. Due to the injury troubles, United have become extremely light in the midfield area. They could be spending a huge amount of money in trying to bring players like Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos in the summer.
They have already brought in Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club record fee of £ 37 million. Despite the expected increase in competition, Fletcher says that he wants to regain the first-team squad in the United team once again. Unlike before his injury, Fletcher was one of the midfielders with a bright future. Now, he comes back as an experienced member of the squad. This experience could prove to be vital, as United look to regain the former glory days. The midfielder has accepted that there is a lot of quality within the team and it will be difficult to play on a regular basis.
However, he is willing to accept this as a challenge and become a first-team regular once again.
“There is so much quality in this dressing room. The players went out at Newcastle trying to prove a point and trying to impress the manager, which is what we have got to do. When there is competition for places, every time you get the opportunity to play you have got to try and put in a performance so the manager remembers it. I’m slowly but surely getting my fitness and form back. In the last month, I’ve felt really good and, with my performances,” said Fletcher.