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Man Utd ace Fletcher plans for own goals

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says they're happy to take Aston Villa's own goal in last night's 1-1 draw at Villa Park.

Fletcher says forcing teams into putting the ball past their own goalkeeper is part of United's tactics.

"It comes from putting teams under pressure," he told manutd.com.

The Reds' goal arrived courtesy of Aston Villa defender James Collins and was the ninth time this season United have benefitted from the opposition's generosity.

"If you put the ball into the right area it's difficult to defend. If you can whip the ball in between the goalkeeper and the defence there's a chance one of your players can get onto the end of it. If not, it also causes problems for defenders and fortunately they've been knocking them into their own net.

"But if you look at the own goals this season there's always a United player coming in behind who can easily tap into the net."

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