The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.
Are you up for it?
Darren Fletcher has revealed he loves nothing better than getting his teeth into the likes of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Cesc Fabregas. Manchester United midfield ace Fletcher gets a buzz out of challenging himself against the best players in the Premier League. "I don't want to sound big-headed but I've never come up against anyone who has torn me to shreds. The only time that's happened has been in training against Roy Keane and Paul Scholes. I watch how good Lampard, Fabregas and Gerrard are but when we play them I think, 'Right, I'm going to see how good you really are! I'm going to get against you and see how you like it. And when you've not got the ball I'm still going to get about you and see how you like it’. I'm going to ask you, 'Do you fancy it? Do you like getting kicked? Do you like the fact I am going to be at you for the whole 90 minutes? As soon as you get the ball I am going to be in your face. You are not going to like it one bit’.”
Martin Blackburn, The Sun
A few of the papers carry those Fletcher quotes (which originally appeared in the United We Stand fanzine) but there’s very little other United news about. The Daily Mail has a brief mention of Paul Scholes in an article on athletes who have overcome asthma, while The Daily Express claim some Salford residents want Ryan Giggs as their next Member of Parliament.