admirers and his ability has blossomed of late. Sir Alex likened him to the cavalry and, say what you want, when he's called upon he never lets United down. His simple use of the ball is an art in itself (ask the master of it - Roy Keane), and he puts in a shift (ask United's coaching staff, who say he's possibly the fittest of the lot).
Fletcher - like this award, perhaps - won't change the world, but he's a player well worthy of his time in the spotlight.
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