Fletcher back in training

Manchester United have been boosted by news of Darren Fletcher’s return to light training.

The Scotland international has been back at Carrington, having battled a chronic bowel condition for almost eighteen months.

The 29 year old has been doing light running and ball work away from the first team, and may be fit enough to take part in the clubs pre-season preparations in the summer.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze has named United as an ‘attractive’ proposition.

The 20 year old, who scored in both of Germany’s wins over Kazakhstan in the international break, has been linked with a number of Europe’s elite clubs after winning back to back Bundesliga titles with Dortmund.

Elsewhere, six United players featured in England’s 1-1 draw in Montenegro last night.

Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick started the game along with Wayne Rooney, who opened the scoring on six minutes.

Ashley Young replaced Tom Cleverley after 77 minutes, following the host’s equalising goal.

Finally, in the stand out performance by other United players on international duty, Robin Van Perise scored twice in the Netherlands 4-0 rout over Romania, taking him past Johan Cruyff in the list off all time Dutch international goal scorers.