Monday 22 January 2018

Moyes delighted to have Fletcher back

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has taken a big step in his recovery from a bowel condition, according to his manager David Moyes.

The Scot (29) was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in December 2011 and made his first appearance for United at any level in 10 months on Monday, playing 67 minutes for the U-21s.

He did return to make 10 appearances for United, as well as three for Scotland, last season but his comeback was put on hold as he underwent surgery in January.

"It is great to get Darren back," said Moyes. "It was the first time he pulled on a jersey in a competitive reserve league game (since the operation) and we're really pleased. We'll bring him along, his training is coming along well, but we don't want to do anything that might give him a setback."

"It is the sort of thing... whatever walk of life you are in, you want to see people make recoveries."

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