Fletcher appointed first-team coach at Manchester United

Manchester United have promoted former player Darren Fletcher to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team coaching staff.

Fletcher had been coaching United’s U16 side since October and will join the first-team staff on a full-time basis.

The Scot spent 20 years with United as a player after coming through the academy to make over 340 first-team appearances between 2003 and 2015.

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He won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup during his time as a player at Old Trafford, as well as earning 80 caps for Scotland throughout his career.

Commenting on the appointment, Fletcher said: “I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first-team coach.

“It’s a very exciting time for this young team, and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my coaching career by working with Ole and his staff.”

Solskjaer added: “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player.

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“He is at the start of his coaching career, and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.”


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