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Fletcher pleads with Moyes not to clearout Man Utd squad

Darren Fletcher insists Manchester United's flop squad doesn't need a clearout.

Fletcher points to United's painful couple of years when they failed to win the title in 2005 and 2006 as evidence of what can be achieved if a squad sticks together.

He said: "It can be a quick turnaround.

"Back then, the manager saw the potential that was there, believed it could happen and stuck with us.

"He believed in us and the more games we got, the more experience we got.

"It soon took us through to winning leagues and doing really well in the Champions League.

"We got to the semi-finals in 2007, then won it the following year and were in the final again in 2009 and 2011. That was after not making it out of the group stages one year. It just shows that people can write teams off too early.

"We've been in a position before where we've not won the league and been written off.

"As soon as it doesn't happen for one or two seasons, words like 'crisis' and 'disaster' start being put around and people are saying that all the players need to go.

"But that is just people's mentalities."

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