| 18.8°C Dublin

Fletcher rallies troops

* Darren Fletcher has called on his Manchester United team-mates to respond with a victory in tonight's League Cup semi-final first leg against Sunderland.

* Following Sunday's FA Cup setback at home to Swansea, Fletcher is adamant that United can pick themselves up and ease the pressure on David Moyes.

* "It's a League Cup semi-final, if you can't lift yourself for that then it's no good," he said.

* "We have got a great opportunity, we are away to Sunderland and we've got to recover quickly and lift ourselves. That's a massive game now."

* Fletcher also saluted the United fans for sticking by Moyes and his squad.

* "They're really sticking by us and that's great to see – we've got to repay that," he said.

* "When we got to the Stretford End there were a lot of fans clapping and singing for United.

* "The players have got to see that and know that the fans are behind us and put performances in. It's got to happen sooner rather than later."


Privacy