Fletcher - United for life
Darren Fletcher has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester United for the whole of his career.
Last Updated: 08/08/10 12:41pm
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has reiterated his desire to stay at Old Trafford for the whole of his career.
The 26-year-old Scotland international has moved through the trainee ranks to become a regular in the United side.
He now hopes to emulate long-serving colleagues Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs and ply his whole trade at the club.
Fletcher said: "I can't imagine being anywhere else. For me there is nowhere better than United and if I can play my whole career at this club, I'll be a very happy man.
"Everything about the club from the fans, the facilities, right through to the structure is just fantastic and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else - and there is something very special about staying at one club for your whole career.
"Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are all legends at Old Trafford and to get anywhere close to that would, for me, be a real achievement."
Fletcher added the club are now aiming to push on after the disappointment of missing out to Chelsea by one point in the Premier League last term.
He added: "It was just extremely disappointing for us last season. This club expects success and although we won the Carling Cup, we just didn't do enough in the league or the Champions League.
"It's up to us now to re-focus, look at what happened last season and to move forward. Hopefully we'll have more luck on the injury front and we'll learn from the experience of last time.
"It has really given us an extra determination for this campaign and hopefully that will help us.
"We all felt very flat after last season, especially after three fantastic seasons of winning the league. It was hard to take and we had wanted to make it four in a row.
"We needed a bit of luck to be successful last season and we didn't always get it. You only need to look at the decisions that went against us in those two Chelsea games and the injuries we had. If those things go your way then you're likely to be in a different position.
"We have to look ahead now and there is definitely a different feeling within the camp, after losing out in the bigger competitions last season.
"It has definitely been a period of reflection in terms of what happened and what we could do better. Now we are looking to push on."