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Man Utd boss Ferguson explains overlooking Fletcher for captaincy

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has explained why Darren Fletcher was overlooked for the captaincy.

Ferguson named Nemanja Vidic as new club captain last week.

"The subject of picking a captain was straightforward," he said. "In the last two or three years Gary Neville has been the club captain, but as we know, he has had injuries so there is an inconsistency as to when he is in your team. For that reason we had to look elsewhere.

"We need a captain who will play every week. Because we have so many options in midfield, from time to time we change it around.

"Paul Scholes doesn't want to be captain. Darren Fletcher has leadership qualities, but we change the midfield a lot.

"With Nemanja Vidic, he just signed a new contract in the summer and will play all the time. If he is fit, he plays."

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