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“I wish Darren all the best for his health and hope he will be back soon, not only as we are lacking midfielders but because he is a great guy with a United heart.” - Otto Licha

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14/12/2011 10:34, Report by M Froggatt, A Bostock
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Fans wish Fletcher well

United fans around the world are paying tribute to Darren Fletcher, after the club confirmed the midfielder will take an extended break from football for health reasons.

The Scotland captain has contracted ulcerative colitis - a chronic inflammatory bowel condition – and is now resting on medical advice.

Here is a selection of the posts we have received so far on our message board - feel free to add your comments at manutd.com/talkingreds.

Rooney7: "Get well soon, Darren, we need your 110% effort in our squad."

Nr10Rooney: "I'd like to say get well soon, Darren. It's important to take a break from football as what you have is hard - I know because I had it for 15 years! Best wishes and I hope you get over this."

StevieP: "I know all about ulcerative colitis as I contracted it in my late teens. I am now 60 and have been free of it for 30 years. I am married with two children and play golf three times a week so there is life at the end of the tunnel. Good luck for a full recovery Darren, from a lifetime Red."

FTUnited: "It goes without saying that your health is your wealth. Mind yourself Darren and get well soon."

Otto Licha: "I wish Darren all the best for his health and hope he will be back soon, not only as we are lacking midfielders but because he is a great guy with a United heart."

RangerMaj: "As a United fan, I want to send my sincerest best wishes for a speedy recovery. I have had similar issues myself so I understand the challenges. I am certain he will overcome them."

Ariana99: "I remember when he produced man of the match performances against the likes of Arsenal, City, Chelsea and AC Milan. Hopefully he will recover and enjoy more outstanding

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