Goal of the Day: Fletcher’s return v QPR
Background: United were locked in conflict with Manchester City for the Premier League crown, with our rivals one point clear at the top of the table. A win for the Reds would restore our place at the summit, albeit ceding a game in hand. But the bigger immediate story for United fans was the name ‘Darren Fletcher’ appearing in a Premier League starting XI for the first time in just over a year. Fletch was battling the ongoing stomach condition ulcerative colitis, and having been reintroduced to the team in the League Cup and Europe earlier in the campaign, he was now ready for a league return.
“Darren Fletcher has had a long journey back and he has showed he is back to his best,”said Sir Alex Ferguson.