Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

This Is Fletcher's Big Chance

This Is Fletcher's Big Chance

A reasonable assessment of our 2008/2009 season so far would tell you that United's best, most consistent player was, without a doubt, Darren Fletcher. Three league goals, plenty of energy, good defensive work. Even his passing improved tremendously.

The news that Owen Hargreaves is out for the rest of the season is not unexpected and though it is definitely bad news for United it could be a blessing for Fletcher. The Scottish midfield always enjoyed Fergie's trust even when nobody believed he would ever be a footballer but it looks like the big man from Govan was right.

And now Fletcher must seize his chance. Scholes is now doing some light jogging, Carrick and Anderson are fit, even Possebon is an option as his talent is obvious, his passing is superb and has great vision. But neither, not even Anderson, can offer the workrate and energy of Hargreaves - Fletcher comes closest to the curly-haired one.

Those who are not blinded by the stuttering form of the early stage of his United career see that Fletcher is now an important and useful part of the squad. Besides, he's a big game player - we played all three of the other members of the top four away from home and got only one point, in the only game Fletcher played in. Of course I don't say it was only down to him but it's worth considering this fact.

So this is his big chance. If he can keep up his form then he can assure himself a place at United for years to come. He must know that he'll be a very important player this season so he must summon all his energy and skill. He's the one who hasn't got the slightest problem with his attitude - the only thing he has to achieve is to remain consistent.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday November 12 2008
Time: 11:00AM

Comments

0
no offence to him, but we need a better midfielder than fletcher!
fenton_01
12/11/2008 11:05:00
0
fletcher has been united's best player this season but wait till scholes comes back he will help the team out
matth01
12/11/2008 12:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

EFL Cup Final - United v Southampton Team-Sheets

Wembley stages the first of the major domestic cup finals this afternoon, the EFL Cup Final.

Rooney - Was It All About England?

A lot, in the past seven days, has been written in relation to Wayne Rooney and a possible move to the Chinese Super League.

Southampton`s response to Mkhitaryan Injured News

A positive?

Ibrahimovic Wants Champions League Football to Stay

A lot has been written, recently, with regards to the future of our Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFL Cup Final - Southampton v Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Southampton to Win!19%
Manchester United to Win!81%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
16 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
17 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
18 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 4:30PM : Southampton (H)
Capital One Cup
Mar 4 2017 12:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2017 1:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 12:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.ForeverUnited1
2.Arthur Frog1
Vital Football Comment