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."