Fletcher - Title over record
Darren Fletcher insists Manchester United would trade their unbeaten run for the Premier League title.
Last Updated: 04/02/11 4:51pm
Darren Fletcher has insisted Manchester United would trade their unbeaten run for the Premier League title.
United are currently on a 29-game unbeaten run which is a club record and lead second placed Arsenal by five points.
At times this term, it has looked liked United would lose their unbeaten record, but their unrelenting pursuit of glory has seen them conjure a way back into games.
For Fletcher, the record is something that they can rightly be proud of, but it is the title he has made the No.1 priority.
"It has been a rollercoaster," said Fletcher. "There have been times when we've thought it (the run) was gone and then we've come back late in games.
"Everyone keeps talking about the unbeaten run. It's fantastic and gives you confidence knowing you're on this run and looking to set a new club record.
"But the most important thing - the thing all the players are focused on and bothered about - is winning the league. We'd rather have that than maintaining an unbeaten run."
United travel to Wolves for the evening kick-off on Saturday and it is a game their expectant fans will be hoping they win.
Mick McCarthy's team were beaten by debutant Daniel Sturridge's injury-time goal for Bolton in midweek.
Yet industrious midfielder Fletcher is fully aware that against a team determined to preserve their Premier League status, Wolves could bare their teeth.
"People might not expect us to lose at Wolves but we have got to be very cautious," he added.
"The performances they have produced haven't really got them the points they deserve. I think they have been mighty unlucky in a lot of games.
"They've had some good results against the bigger teams like Liverpool and Chelsea. We know it's going to be a very difficult match.
"Five or six years ago we experienced a loss at Wolves when we were sitting top of the league, so it just goes to show that you have to be wary and be on top of your game."