– Darren Fletcher spent two decades with Manchester United before he left in 2015
– He would later make a return to the club after his retirement as the side’s under-16 coach
– The United hierarchy has resolved to further elevate him to the first team as member of Solskjaer’s backroom staff
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has linked up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom team.
Fletcher spent an illustrious 20 years with the Red Devils after growing through the ranks from United’s academy.
The former Scotland captain left his boyhood club in 2015, but made a return to coach the under-16 years after his retirement from active football.
Despite being previously linked with a role in United’s board, the Manchester club has resolved to instead offer him a coaching role with the first team.
Speaking on the development, Solskjaer hailed Fletcher’s experience in football, asserting it will come in handy in his new position. Solskjaer said, as cited in Metro:
“Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player.
“He is at the start of his coaching career and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff,” he added.
The retired midfielder will now join the likes of Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick – who are also ex-United players in forming part of Ole’s technical bench.
His arrival comes at a time the Old Trafford dwellers are enjoying an impressive run of results in the league as they are currently joint-top with leaders Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was on Monday, December 4, overwhelmed with emotion after his side dealt Liverpool a huge blow with a narrow 1-0 win at Saint Marys’.
Moments after the final whistle Ralph Hasenhuttl went on his knees in tears at winning against someone he considers a role model in Jurgen Klopp.
A clever chip from Danny Ings as early as the second minute of the game proved to be the decisive moment as some heroic Southampton defending coupled with lackluster performances from the Reds at times ensured all three points went to the hosts.
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