Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has insisted he is ready to face Barcelona after having missed the latter part of this season through illness.
Fletcher also missed both previous Champions League finals where against Chelsea he was an unused substitute and against Barcelona in 2009 he was suspended. Many still believe that if the 27 year old had played in 2009, United would have been victorious.
The Scottish international said.
“I feel ready to play, I have had a couple of reserve games, which I have found even more difficult because other people are trying to make an impression. It was important to get 90 minutes today ahead of the big game next weekend but now it is not for me to decide. All you can do is your best.”
“The lads who got us there have done really well, so the manager has a lot of decisions to make. We have a big squad, everyone is fit and there is competition for places on the bench.”
Manchester United have one more fixture remaining prior to the Champions League final at Wembley, with a testimonial against Serie A side Juventus where it is believed Sir Alex Ferguson will make his last few adjustments for the big final.