Date: 19th January 2013 at 10:30am
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The news, yesterday, informing the football world that Darren Fletcher was out for the remainder of the season after an operation shocked some of us.

But, thankfully, it looks as if those inevitable scurrilous rumours that swept around the gossip columns were just trash talk with Sir Alex, at his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to London, commenting about Darren,

We expect him to be back in July. He will need time to recover from the operation.”

“But this will improve his prospects. He`s had to change his game.”

“When he played this season he wasn`t the Darren Fletcher we knew.”

“He was sitting in front of the back four and he did that very well. That could be his role in the future.”

“When he does come back – and I`m sure he will – it will be in a different role.”


Good news for all those who were concerned.