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Fletcher to miss start of season for United

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is on the road to recovery after a bowel surgery this summer but still expects to miss the start of the new season under David Moyes.

The 29 year old Scottish international midfielder has been out of action since Boxing Day last year and in January, he underwent a surgery for a long standing problem of ulcerative colitis. And when asked when he would me making his return, the Scotland captain stated that he hopes to be back soon and expects it to be not too late into the start of the season. He added that he thought that he would just miss the beginning of the season.

Fletcher was given an extended break from the game by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson back in December 2011 for a chronic bowel disease and the problem flared up again next year which forced Darren Fletcher to undergo surgery in January. He stated that he has had the condition for five years but it had become hard to control over the last three years.

He mentioned that the condition had a big impact on his daily life and not only playing football. He stated that medication was not helping him at all and surgery was the only option left for him if he wanted not only to play football but also have a decent life going forward.

He further stated that it is all going well at the moment and he is under the guidance of the surgeon who operated on him and he hopes to be able to return to full fitness in due time. Darren Fletcher also stated that he has not been given permission to do any sort of contact training and hence, he is doing some light exercise on his own at the moment.