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Man Utd boss Ferguson: Fletcher ready for AC Milan

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Darren Fletcher is a different player to the last time they faced AC Milan at the San Siro. Three years ago, United and Fetcher were overrun 3-0 by Milan.

"We have seen the improvement in Fletcher, we don't need this game against AC Milan to see that," said Ferguson.

"He is a growing player. He has improved each year. It's a wonderful thing to see players improve in their mid-20s and we have a lot of players like that, who keep improving.

"There is a maturity in the heart of our team now and players like Fletcher certainly embody that. We feel it has happened over the past two years, away from home.

"There's a distinct change from when we were here and lost the game - in the physical aspect in particular. In the last game, the physical part was, without question, the real reason for our disappointing performance."

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