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Former United midfielder joins coaching staff

Darren Fletcher promoted to first-team coach

A familiar face to Manchester United is joining the first-team coaching staff.

Darren Fletcher spent two decades at Old Trafford as a player coming through the Academy ranks before making 340 first-team appearances.

Fletcher came back to United to become the club’s Under-16 coach in October.

The former Scottish midfielder was a mainstay for the Red Devils between 2003 and 2015 helping the team win five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy in 2007/08.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Fletcher will be a valuable asset to his coaching staff.

“Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player.

“He is at the start of his coaching career and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff,” says Solskjaer.

Fletcher says he couldn’t be happier to be with the first-team.

“I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first-team coach.
“It’s a very exciting time for this young team and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my coaching career by working with Ole and his staff,” says Fletcher.

Fletcher was praised for his physicality, tenacity, and work ethic on the pitch.

Former England defender Terry Butcher once said Fletcher is a “complete midfielder”.

He won 80 caps for Scotland becoming captain in 2009. (JSL).

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