Manchester rated midfielder Darren Fletcher has said that he is making incredible progress in his attempts to return to the United first team next season. Darren Fletcher was diagnosed with a rare bowel condition, which has forced him to take an indefinite absence from the United first team. However, the Scotland captain has now revealed that he is making good progress and expects to be playing football next season. He also said that he is coaching the Manchester United reserve team as of now. Fletcher was last seen in the 2-2 draw with Benfica in November. He has been an integral part of the Manchester United team over the last few seasons that Sir Alex Ferguson has struggled to replace him.
This led to the recall of Paul Scholes, who had retired the previous season. The arrival of Paul Scholes has to some extent made Manchester United not be worried about the absence of Darren Fletcher in their quest to win the 20th Premier league title. United are currently locked in a battle with neighbours Manchester City for the Premier league title this season. One of the clubs can finish without a trophy at the end of the season, but Fletcher hopes that it would be Manchester City.
“I’ve been really enjoying the coaching. I’m passing on advice to these players and it also gets me out of the house and keeps me busy. I’m feeling okay. I’m still not ready to come back playing or training yet but I’m listening to the medical people and trying to get myself right. The challenge and the focus is to be ready for next season with Manchester United,” Fletcher said in an interview given to the BBC. Scotland manager Craig Levein also has said that he is very much looking forward to having Fletcher back in the team.