Darren Barr Fletcher is a Scotland international footballer who currently features for the English and European champions Manchester United. He plays as a right sided midfielder and is rated as one of the most hard working players in the game.
Fletcher joined Manchester United as a trainee in July 2000 and signed a professional contract in February 2001. He made his first-team debut that year and was soon inducted into the first team on a regular basis in the 2003-04 season and has been staring for Man United on several occasions. He has played 200 Premier League matches for Man United, winning the league on five occasions, the FA Cup once and the UEFA Champions League in 2007-08.
Fletcher’s last competitive game in 2011-12 was against Benfica in the Champions League in November 2011 that United drew 2-2. He decided to take an indefinite extended break from the game following medical advice about his ongoing ulcerative colitis. He returned to footballing action on August 14, 2012 as a second-half substitute for United against Aberdeen in Neil Simpson’s testimonial.
Fletcher made his international debut for Scotland in 2003 and soon established himself in the national team. He became the youngest Scotland captain since John Lambie when he led his nation to a 1-0 friendly win over Estonia. He was then aged just 17 years and 92 days. Fletcher has since featured in over 60 games for Scotland.