Darren Fletcher joins Man Utd as first team coach

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Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has been appointed to the club's first-team coaching staff.

The former Scotland captain came through the youth ranks at United before making over 340 first-team appearances and helping the club win a host of honours, including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and Champions League.

He moved to West Brom in 2015, ending a 20-year association at United, and finished his playing career at Stoke but he returned to Old Trafford last October to take up a coaching role with the under-16s at the club.

The 36-year-old will now step up to help with first-team duties on a full-time basis.

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.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer, Manchester United manager