As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Fletcher full of praise for Man Utd kids after Hull win

Darren Fletcher was full of praise for Manchester United's youngsters after yesterday's 1-0 win at Hull City.

The only player retained from the side which clinched the Premier League title against Arsenal last week was midfielder Fletcher, who is suspended for the Rome showdown with Barcelona.

Scotland international Fletcher was impressed with the youngsters who featured and told the BBC: "There are a lot of young players here with a lot to prove and they don't get many chances.

"It was a great Manchester United squad and whenever they do get the chance it is important they go out and take it.

"I thought most of them did that today, it was a good result. Any away game in the Premier League is difficult but it was against a Hull team that were battling for their lives. That made it even more difficult and to win the match was important.

"They are going to learn from mistakes. The more they play in the first team the more they will learn from it. Everyone makes mistakes in games but it's how you deal with it, don't let it affect you. You've seen today they were confident, especially in the last 15 minutes.

"They were knocking the ball about and we knew we had the match won. Hull didn't come out, we just kept the ball and showed great maturity."

Fletcher must now take an enforced back seat as United attempt to retain their European crown this week.

The Scotland international added: "I will travel, I'll travel as a fan. I'll be like all the rest of the United fans, cheering the lads on, hoping we won the trophy.

"It was the squad that got us to the final and hopefully the team that is picked will get us over the line. Two great attacking teams known for their qualities of attacking, probably two of the best sides in Europe this season, both winning their domestic leagues.

"It sets it up nicely for what should be a fantastic final but we'll take any sort of victory."

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free