Man United’s Darren Fletcher: No dressing room unrest

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher plays down reports of dressing room unrest at Old Trafford

David Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes

Darren Fletcher has rubbished reports of dressing room unrest at Manchester United.

The Red Devils are on a three-game losing streak following losses to Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City and Sunderland at the start of January.

I’ve not seen that [dressing room unrest] at all

Darren Fletcher

David Moyes has sent talisman Wayne Rooney away on “warm-weather training” amid reports that the England international wants to leave Old Trafford.

But Scotland international Fletcher feels the club’s current predicament works as a test
of the squad’s character and urged his team-mates to keep working hard.

“I’ve not seen that [dressing room unrest] at all, to be perfectly honest,” said Fletcher. “I’ve seen a group of players who are trying to take on board new ideas and trying to support the new manager.

“Yes it’s a little bit different, it always is when a new manager comes in – they are always different and bring their own style.

“You can see the manager’s ideas and it’s up to us players to start applying them on the pitch.

“When you’ve been used to something so long and something comes in to change it, it does take time – it’s not going to happen overnight. This is a time for character more than anything to do with tactics or style. At times like this it is down to character.

“I’m a great believer that, yes, tactics, formations and certain players can make big differences but I think players’ attitudes, determination and character can count for more than that at times like this.”

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