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Darren Fletcher has returned to Manchester United

Darren Fletcher has returned to Manchester United

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Manchester United just signed a player that has a long history with the team, Darren Fletcher, who is yet to formally announce his retirement but hasn’t signed for another club since leaving Stoke in the summer.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Fletcher has taken on an ambassadorial role at Old Trafford. Many thought that the 36-year-old would be coming aboard as part of manager and former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff, but he will now be performing ambassadorial duties instead.

Fletcher has made over 342 appearances for the Red Devils during his 12-year playing career, a span that saw the Scotsman win five Premier League titles. 

He isn’t the only teammate/Sir Alex Ferguson club figure to return to Manchester United. Mike Phelan, an assistant under Ferguson, is the number two manager, Quinton Fortune and Neil Wood are both currently coaching the United Under-23s and Patrice Evra is working on his coaching badges at Carrington.

Fletcher made his United debut in March 2003 and won five Premier League titles, the League Cup, the FA Cup, the Champions League, and the Club World Cup.