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Fletcher reflects (AUDIO)

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Manchester United's title defence began with a draw at Old Trafford for the second consecutive season as they were held 1-1 by Newcastle United.

Darren Fletcher equalised Obafemi Martin's free header and that seemed set to signal all 3 points for the home team. But despite pressure, they found Shay Given on top of his game.

Speaking after the match, Fletcher played down the significance of the dropped points, but admitted it was not a good enough performance in front of goal.




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Writer: Lee Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 17 2008

Time: 10:59PM

Your Comments

Fergusons love child equalises.
Tiny T
Man U dropping points early - get in.
Impish
Yeah, Impish, but remember last season, remember the Treble season, remember Fergie's first title (1993) season... yes, it's not the best of results, but at the end of the season, everyone will have dropped far more than just two points. A draw is no disaster.
Man utd champions
Fletcher is right to be disappointed, and the performance in front of goal was worrying, if understandable. This wouldn't be half as bad if we had easy games coming up, but with three hard away games in a row, Newcastle was the one we had to get the three points from.
Man utd champions
To be fair, Tiny T, Fletch may have had a lot of support from Fergie when he hasn't performed that well, but he is a big-game player. Look at his goal against Chelsea (2005/06); his double against Arsenal (FA Cup 2008) - though maybe that didn't turn out to be so big a game (!), and Roma in 2006/07 1/4 finals to name just a few. He;ll never be a first team player at Manchester United, but as back-up, I'll take that any day. He's loyal for starters (I'll avoid the obvious insertion here).
Man utd champions
 

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