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29/04/2009 07:36, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Fletch ready for British battle

Darren Fletcher says a Premier League-type encounter in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final with Arsenal will suit United down to the ground.



It's the first time the two sides have met in the competition and Fletcher is predicting a typically explosive 90 minutes in Wednesday evening's first leg meeting.

"We need to create a high tempo and have the fans behind us, especially since we're at home first," the Scot told United Review. "We must play a really quick game, a British-style game. That would definitely suit us.

"We know what to expect from Arsenal, we've played against them a lot and they're top a team.

"They like to get the ball down, they're one of the best sides in the country at little intricate passes, and we've got to be ready for that."

If selected, Fletcher is likely to come to face-to-face with Arsenal talisman Cesc Fabregas. The Gunners' midfielder has been missing through injury for a large part of the season, but he has

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