Midfielder Darren Fletcher, who
has been out for nearly a year with a chronic bowel condition,
has been included in Manchester United's squad for their Premier
League match against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters at his regular
pre-match briefing on Friday that the 28-year-old Scottish
international was being included as his health was improving.
"Darren's in the squad tomorrow, simply because I think it
will give him a boost. It's a chance to progress. At this moment
in time everything's going fine for him."
Ferguson also included him in their 25-man Champions League
squad earlier this month, even though there is no indication yet
when he will be available to resume playing regularly again.
Earlier this month Ferguson said: "He's been training well,
every day. With the condition he has, though, it's a case of
wait and see. If he keeps doing as well as he's doing then
obviously he'll be under consideration because he's a fantastic
Fletcher, who has ulcerative colitis, last played for United
in November during a Champions League match against Benfica.
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