Fletcher eyes long United stay
Manchester United star Darren Fletcher wants to follow the examples of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville by becoming a one-club man.
There were times earlier in his career when it seemed Fletcher would be forced to move away from Manchester United in order to get regular first-team action, however the Scotland captain is now firmly established in Sir Alex Ferguson's squad.
Fletcher's absence was cited as one of the main reasons for United's dismal Champions League final performance against Barcelona in 2009, and his performances last term mean he is now regarded as one of the most influential midfielders in the Premier League.
It is just what the 26-year-old hoped for when he first headed south from Scotland as a raw teenager.
With over 250 appearances under his belt and a contract that runs until 2012, it does not seem Fletcher will be going anywhere soon.
And, having shared a dressing room with legendary United stalwarts for so long, the Dalkeith-born star fancies a career-long stay at Old Trafford.
"I can't ever imagine being anywhere else," Fletcher told the club's official website.
"There is nowhere better than Manchester United and if I can play my whole career at this club I will be a very happy man.
"Everything about the club - the fans, the facilities and the structure - is fantastic and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
"There is something very special about staying at one club for your whole career - the likes of Gary, Ryan and Paul are all legends at Manchester United and to get anywhere close to that would be a real achievement."
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Would love to see that happen. I am a big fan of Mr. Fletcher...- Darren
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