My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd's Fletcher upset Chelsea, Liverpool get better media coverage

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says the media offer more praise to Chelsea and Liverpool than the defending champs.

Fletcher believes the United midfield deserves just as much recognition.

He told manutd.com: "We heard it all summer from different people, 'United's midfield is this, United's midfield is that'. That's fine. It doesn't bother us, we know what we're capable of doing and I know how good these players are. We probably have more central midfielders than any other position at the club, and there's so much ability to choose from. Maybe at the other clubs they have their set midfielders who turn out for the team most weeks, but we have six or more who can play.

"But I think that's to our advantage. We have more strength in depth than the other top teams and, in my opinion, definitely just as much ability. It may be that we don't receive as much limelight as the midfielders at other clubs, but we're league champions. I know which I'd take given the choice! It's all about the medals you have won come the end of your career.

"Ryan Giggs is the inspiration for a lot of players in this team. You want to be recognised as a good player, but also you want to look back on your career and feel proud of what you achieved. If we go unnoticed all season and win the league you won't hear any of us complaining."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?