Fletcher: People thought I was finished

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Darren Fletcher insists he never doubted he would play again during a 10-month absence with a chronic bowel problem  but revealed that others thought his career was over.

But the Manchester United midfielder, who was put on a drip in a hospital, said he knows that ulcerative colitis could recur in the future and admitted: “Every day is a battle for me.”

Fletcher did not kick a ball at all between December and July but after making his United comeback as a substitute against Galatasaray last month and starting twice since, he is set to complete his return by captaining Scotland in their World Cup qualifier against Wales.

“I didn’t doubt that I would play again,” he said. “I always felt I would be back. I think I needed to have that kind of attitude. There were other people who doubted it but, for me, to be here I always needed to believe.

Continue reading Richard Jolly’s article on ESPNFC.

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