The provisional squad has been announced for the up and coming pre-season US tour and surprisingly, Darren Fletcher has been omitted from the list. This will come as a bit of a concern to many United fans prior to the new season due to the gaps that have been so apparent in the midfield this season; Darren Fletcher was irreplaceable in his 2008 campaign that saw him become one of the most important characters in the United midfield but since his injuries have kept him on the sidelines, he has been unable to recapture the sort of form that made him so important to the United line-up. This set-back is unfortunate but hopefully the extra time off will give him the chance to fully recover from the injuries of last season ahead of the new campaign. Here's a few words on what Darren will be doing in the mean time;
"Darren will remain at Carrington to undergo an individualised conditioning programme, given he missed a large proportion of last season. This will help him catch up fitness-wise with the rest of the squad. We tried to accelerate things but we want to give him the best opportunity to be fully fit for the new season. We feel a reduction in the amount of time Darren spends travelling will help him achieve this."
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