Darren Fletcher, the midfielder for Manchester United and the captain of the Scottish National team, has been on an indefinite break, in an effort to recuperate from ulcerative colitis, a chronic bowel inflammation. He was expected to be out for the rest of the season, but is doing surprisingly well.
On a special episode on Sky Sports, he was the guest and he gave an update to his fans on his health. He confirmed that while he was still on medication, he was definitely getting better. He didn’t, however, put a timeline on his comeback. He said that he still hadn’t begun training, but had been helping out Warren Joyce with the Reserves team. Fletcher also added that he was longing to get back into action but not before he was 100% fit, as it would only adversely affect whichever team he played for; Manchester United or Scotland.
He has been helping in coaching the reserve Manchester United team with the coach, Warren Joyce, and says that it is a wonderful experience to be able to help the youngsters understand and try to reach their full potential. The knowledge gained by playing for one of the most successful football teams in the world is of immense value to youngsters, says Darren. He also revealed that while he was away from the action, he didn’t follow the games on television as he felt only further detached from the team. Recently though, he had been feeling well enough to make it to the games.
His national team duties are also on his mind and his team management is desperate that he should be able to play for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, which begin in September this year. Their first match is against Serbia and everybody is hoping that Fletcher gets fit in time for it.