Friday, 4 March 2011

Fletcher signs United deal Midfielder agrees extension at Old Trafford until 2015

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has followed his team-mates' lead by signing a new contract to stay at Old Trafford until 2015.

England international Michael Carrick agreed a new long-term deal on Thursday, while Patrice Evra and Ryan Giggs have also recently accepted extensions.

The Premier League leaders have now secured the future of long-serving Scotland international Fletcher ahead of Sunday's trip to arch-rivals Liverpool.
Fletcher has become an increasingly important member of the United team over recent seasons after coming through the youth ranks.

Since making his debut for the Red Devils in 2003, Fletcher has gone on to make 288 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals.

He has won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups and the UEFA Champions League, although he missed the 2009 European final defeat by Barcelona through suspension.

Great pride

Fletcher told the club's official website: "I take great pride in playing for Manchester United, I have won many trophies in my years playing here and I am looking forward to winning many more in the seasons to come.

"I would like to thank everyone at the club."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson added: "Darren has been at the club since he was 15 years old.

"I am extremely proud that he came through the ranks of our youth academy.

"I am delighted Darren has signed a new contract, he has developed into a top-class midfielder."


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