Man Utd skipper Fletcher delighted with winning return

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher was delighted to captain them to victory over Capital One Cup opponents Newcastle United.

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher was delighted to captain them to victory over Capital One Cup opponents Newcastle United.

The Scot made his first start following a protracted absence from the game due to ulcerative colitis after coming on as a substitute in the recent Champions League victory over Galatasaray.

"It's my first time as captain of Manchester United," he told MUTV. "It's a fantastic moment, something you dream about. Obviously, having done it for my country means a lot but to do it for United as well [is incredible]. However, the most important thing, despite all these things like me coming back and being captain, was for us to win the game.

"I thought we played very well. We had a diamond formation in midfield and passed the ball well, creating some good chances. We were unfortunate not to go in a couple of goals ahead at half time and, when we went 2-0 up, we conceded a goal and it was a little bit difficult towards the end. They had a lot of high balls in the box but we defended it reasonably well, have seen it out and got a victory."

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