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Fletcher's Loyalty Should Not Go Unnoticed

Fletcher's Loyalty Should Not Go Unnoticed

Darren Fletcher has once again reiterated his intention to stay at Old Trafford, unless told by the club that he's surplus to requirements.

Fletch played a part but quite a little part in United's Double triumph last season and it would not be a huge shock if he clamoured for a move in hope of regular first-team football. Yet the 24-year-old midfielder is hoping to stay and striving to achieve his goals at Old Trafford, in the face of speculation linking him with Everton and his boyhood favourites Celtic.

'The speculation does not get on my nerves,' he told MUTV. 'At this time of year, people make news out of nothing. You learn to deal with that here.'

'The most important thing is to remain focused on Manchester United unless anyone tells you otherwise that is what you do.'


Now, as the Ronaldo-saga unfolds, there is much talk about loyalty and what it means in football. I do not wish to elaborate on Ronaldo - I'd rather focus on Fletcher whose loyalty has gone largely unnoticed though I firmly believe it should not.

Certainly, one may argue that Fletcher hasn't got a chance of stepping up the ladder with a move but as United are Premiership champions and Champions League winners, the same can be said about all of our players... Fletcher would have a valid reason for wanting a move: the lure of regular first-team football which he would surely get at a slightly smaller club.

Of course it's no hardship to stay at United under Sir Alex Ferguson but it's still a very courageous decision from Fletch: after all, with Anderson emerging he's by no means assured of more opportunities. But he has little to lose: after all, he's still got time and if he won't earn more chances he could still leave in two or three years' time.

But I'd like to point out - though I might be accused of being sentimental - that the club and especially Sir Alex stood by him when he received plenty of criticism from the likes of me and it certainly seems he tries to pay it back to United.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday July 17 2008
Time: 5:14PM

Comments

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Despite winning trophies and getting paid loads of money he's prepared to stay? What a true hero.
monkeyg
17/07/2008 19:32:00
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I'm not sure if i rate this fella enough to want him at Parkhead, but you've got to admit it would probably be easier for him at most places outside of Old Trafford. Therefore i'd have to agree that the boys loyalty should be commended.
SeamyBhoy
17/07/2008 21:13:00
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i think he is a good player but hes never going to be a great one. a good squad player for us.
rooneyisgod
17/07/2008 21:30:00
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I think that if Flecher stay here, he will have a poor time for playing.
Bosko-Macedonia
18/07/2008 01:36:00
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every PL player gets a load of money compared to "mortals" like us...still I like him just for his attitude! Work hard, play rough, and as devoted as one can be! every team needs such players
alexpant
18/07/2008 12:03:00
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i also found him to be very very good in his few performances last year! with arsenal especially!
alexpant
18/07/2008 12:04:00
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Loyalty is a rare commodity in football these days, but it is not difficult on the sort of money he is on.
Dean1
01/08/2008 22:45:00
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