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Fletcher feeling good about Man Utd first-choice status

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is delighted with his form this season.

Fletcher claims he is feeling good too.

Gone are the days when the Scot was regarded as a bit-part player at Old Trafford.

Now the 26-year-old is a senior figure, widely acknowledged as one of the most effective midfielders in the top flight.

He has an impressive engine too and has racked up 16 appearances already this term, 15 of them coming as a member of Sir Alex Ferguson's starting line-up.

Only skipper Nemanja Vidic can match that, although even after such a gruelling week, there are no complaints.

"I am coping fine and loving every minute," said Fletcher.

"I feel good and my energy levels are good. Because my pre-season was uninterrupted, my fitness is high, so I have not had a problem at all.

"You have to make a conscious effort to be sure your body is ready for each game, but that is easier purely due to the medical facilities we have at the training ground.

"Everyone loves playing and you are certainly not going to hear any complaints from me about too many matches."

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