Man Utd midfielder Fletcher enjoyed Champions League run

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher was happy to start their Champions League defeat at Galatasaray.

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher was happy to start their Champions League defeat at Galatasaray.

An entertaining, hard-fought encounter was settled by Burak Yilmaz's second-half header for the Turks, and Fletcher saw plenty of positives in his side's evening.

"All the young players who played tonight did fantastic, and playing in an atmosphere like this will only stand them in good stead for the future," the Scot told Sky Sports.

"In difficult conditions - the pitch wasn't great and it was an intimidating atmosphere - I thought we did extremely well, especially in the first half.

"As soon as they got the game they slowed the game right down with a lot of tactical fouls, got behind the ball and made it difficult. But we really should have got a goal in the first half and we had great opportunities when we broke on the counter-attack."

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