Manchester United give fresh boost with midfielder

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have included Darren Fletcher in their official 25 man squad for the 2013/14 Premier League season.

The 29-year-old was omitted from United’s UEFA Champions League group stage squad but has been given a spot by David Moyes domestically which indicates that the Scot could make a playing return this season.

Since taking a break in December 2011 due to his ongoing battle with a chronic Ulcerative Colitis condition, Fletcher has only featured 13 times for United. He underwent surgery earlier this year and has endured a long rehabilitation process but his road to recovery has been successful.

Earlier in August, he hinted that he would like to make a playing return to United this season and Moyes’ decision to include him in the squad is the clearest indication that it is still a possibility which is superb news.

Here is the United’s squad in full, including the U21s players, as taken from the Premier League:

Player (home grown)

De Gea Quintana, David (No)
De Abreu Oliveira, Anderson Luis (No)
Amos, Benjamin Paul (Yes)
Carrick, Michael (Yes)
Cleverley, Thomas William (Yes)
Lindegaard, Anders Rozenkrantz (No)
Hernandez Balcazar, Javier (No)
Evans, Jonathan Grant (Yes)
Evra, Patrice Latyr (No)
Ferdinand, Rio Gavin (Yes)
Giggs, Ryan Joseph (Yes)
Almedia Da Cunha, Luis Carlos (No)
Smalling, Christopher (Yes)
Valencia Mosquera, Luis Antonio (No)
Rooney, Wayne Mark (Yes)
Vidic, Nemanja (No)
Welbeck, Daniel (Yes)
Young, Ashley Simon (Yes)
Van Persie, Robin (No)
Kagawa, Shinji (No)
Pereira da Silva, Rafael (Yes)
Pereira da Silva, Fabio (Yes)
Buttner, Alexander (No)
Fletcher, Darren Barr (Yes)
Fellaini Bakkioui, Marouane (No)

Under-21 players

Barber, Benjamin Thomas
Barmby, Jack
Blackett, Tyler Nathan
Borthwick Jackson, Cameron Jake
Byrne, Sam John
Castro Pereira, Joel Dinis
Cole, Larnell James
Croskery, Ruairi
Dalley, Declan Michael
Dorrington, George Edward
Ekangamene, Charni
Evans, Callum Leeroy
Fletcher, Ashley Michael
Gollini, Pierluigi
Goss, Sean Richard
Grimshaw, Liam David Harrop, Josh
Henriquez Iturra, Angelo Jose
Hoelgebaum Pereira, Andreas Hugo
Ioannou, Nicholas Dimitris
James, Reece
Januzaj, Adnan
Johnstone, Samuel Luke
Jones, Philip Anthony
Keane, Michael Vincent
Keane, William David
Lawrence, Thomas Morris
Lingard, Jesse Ellis
Love, Donald Alistair
McConnell, Ryan Peter
McNair, Patrick James Coleman
Mctominay, Scott
Mitchell, Demetri Karim
Pearson, Benjamin David
Powell, Nicholas Edward
Redmond, Devonte Vincent
Riley, Joe
Rothwell, Joseph Matthew
Rowley, Louis James
Rudge, Jack James
Sutherland, Jonathan David
Thompson, Jordan Andrew
Thorpe, Thomas Joseph
Tunnicliffe, Ryan
Varela Olivera, Guillermo
Vermijl, Marnick Danny
Weir, James Michael
Willock, Matthew
Wilson, James Antony
Zaha, Dazet Wilfried Armel

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