Darren Fletcher has finally managed on getting back on form as he is recovered from the physical problem and bowel conditions which have been forcing him to stay out of the pitch for a substantially long period of time.
With the arrival of Louis van Gaal to Old Trafford, a lot of changes are expected to be done as the Dutch manager wants to avoid another disastrous season. The Scottish midfielder, Darren Fletcher admitted that this upcoming season will be crucial for him on and his future at the Premier League club.
Now that Darren Fletcher is able to play once more, he has a tough task ahead of him as he has to prove himself again in order to get a spot in the first team of Louis van Gaal.
Fletcher revealed just how important the pre-season will be not only for himself but for his teammates as well as he spoke to reporters: “Players always talk about how important pre-season is and I haven’t been in a position to do pre-season for about three years, so I’m dead excited about it. It almost brings you back to a level playing field with everyone else and you’re back at the same time as everyone else, rather than playing catch-up all season, which can be difficult’’.
“It’s the ideal scenario for me. I’m really looking forward to building up my fitness base as best as I can. Knowing a big part of my game is based on fitness, this pre-season will be vital for me for the season ahead. We’re all in the same position as we all need to impress the new manager and I’m no different’’
Having suffered such a long time out of the playing grounds will definitely make it harder and longer for Fletcher to make his return and comeback into the first team and it will be even more difficult considering that Louis van Gaal has already signed new players and has a few more targets he wants to sign before the summer transfer window concludes.