Manchester United midfielder set to make comeback for reserves

Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that Darren Fletcher will play for the reserves against Arsenal on Monday evening.

The Scot suffered from a virus and missed a large portion of the second half of last season, as well as the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

Fletcher will be a very welcome asset in the centre of midfield after Paul Scholes’ retirement this summer, and the Red Devils’ yet to sign a replacement.

United were favourites to sign Inter’s Dutch ace, Wesley Sneijder, however that move now looks to be off after the Premier League champions refused to meet the player’s massive wages.

Speaking to STV, Ferguson spoke about his 27 year-old charge, saying: “He is back in training with us now and he is over the virus and looking terrific.”

The manager added: “We have pencilled in a game next Monday, I think, with the reserves. We’ll give him a half which will hopefully start him off.”

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