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Fletcher: Individual lapses costing Man Utd points

Darren Fletcher is urging his Manchester United team-mates to cut out the mistakes that are wrecking their bid for Premier League glory. After tossing away precious points by making uncharacteristic slips at Fulham and Everton in their opening four games, United did it again at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The difference was that Dimitar Berbatov was on hand to rescue his side by completing a brilliant hat-trick.

Fletcher for one understands the errors must be stopped.

"There has to be a concern that we nearly threw another lead away," said the Scotland skipper.

"We have conceded sloppy goals through lapses in concentration in a number of games and were fortunate Dimitar pulled out the third goal to win the game.

"But we have to remember we threw away a fantastic lead.

"It is something we have to try and put to rest if we want to progress in the Premier League."

"It has been individual lapses of concentration that have cost us," Fletcher added.

"It is something we have been looking at and it is important we put it right as soon as possible.

"On the whole, our performances have been very good and really, we should be sitting here with maximum points. Unfortunately we are not."

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