Darren Fletcher promoted at Man Utd as he joins Solskjaer’s coaching staff

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Manchester United have confirmed Darren Fletcher has become a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff after earning a promotion from his role as an Under-16s coach.

Fletcher called time on his 12-year playing career at Old Trafford back in 2015, having racked up over 340 first-team appearances.

The Scot clinched five Premier League titles, two League Cups, one FA Cup and the Champions League in his successful stint at the club.

He has been a member of the Under-16 coaching staff since October but is now stepping up to work with the senior side.

After bringing his former team-mate into the fold, Solskjaer said: “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player.

“He is at the start of his coaching career and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.”

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Fletcher, who enjoyed brief spells with West Brom and Stoke after leaving United, is looking forward to being involved with what he describes as an “exciting” young squad at Old Trafford.

“I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first team coach,” he said.

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“It’s a very exciting time for this young team and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my coaching career by working with Ole and his staff.”

Fletcher certainly has joined United’s first-team staff at a promising time, with Solskjaer’s side currently sitting joint-top of the Premier League with Liverpool.

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