Manchester United have been without the services of midfielder Darren Fletcher for almost 2 years now. The midfielder has been missing from action after suffering a chronic bowel inflammation. Since this is not a regular injury, it is not known whether the player will return back to full fitness or not. There are also suggestions that Fletcher may retire from football. The Scotland international, though, has ruled out the possibility of retirement as an option right now. Fletcher announced that his first break from football back in 2011. He has made only 13 appearances since then.
Fletcher has so far enjoyed a great career with Manchester United. He has lifted all the major trophies including the Champions league during his time at the club. He was seen as an important person in the squad during the Ferguson era. The player has also been one of the important at international level as well. He has made 61 appearances for the Scottish national team. Despite being confident of returning to first-team action, Fletcher is not sure about the time of return. His last appearance for Manchester United came on Boxing Day when he came on as a late substitute.
He has admitted that it has been a difficult time watching football from the sidelines.
“It’s never been an issue to give up and not try. It’s a game I love and I feel I’ve got a lot more to achieve. I’ve been through some tough times but there has always been a goal to get back playing. I want to win more Premier League titles, I want to win FA Cups, Champions League, qualify for a major tournament with my country. I fully believe that I’ll be back at the level I was playing at. I’ve not been given any reason to think that can’t be the case,” said Fletcher.