Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher joins his old colleague Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team coaching staff, as he is promoted from the under-16 squad which he joined last October.
Darren Fletcher is set to step up to take a role as a first-team coach on a full-time basis. Fletcher who is a product of United’s Youth Academy and made over 295 first-team appearances, helping the side to win five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
The former Scotland midfielder moved to West Bromwich Albion in 2015 and finished his playing career at Stoke.
“Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer told United’s website.
“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.”
Fletcher’s appointment is coming in the midst of Man United’s challenge for the English Premier League title as they sit joint top of the EPL table on point with Liverpool.
United last won the Premier League in Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge in 2013, with Fletcher a member of that successful squad.
“I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first-team coach,” Darren Fletcher
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