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Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson has no plans to leave Manchester United, and is looking to fellow United player Darren Fletcher for inspiration as he goes for a new contract at Old Trafford in the summer.

“Fletch [Darren Fletcher] has been through it all and obviously come out the other side with flying colours,” he told sport.co.uk.

Gibson has been with United for 5 years, with loan spells at Royal Antwerp and Wolves during that time. Fletcher has now been with the club for 10 years, and despite a rocky start is now one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s favoured midfielders.

“You could nearly say he’s first on the team sheet every week. I would love to do what he’s done.”


 

The 23 year old was told by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni in February that it was in his best interests to leave Old Trafford and prolong his career.

"He can do more. He has big potential and the right mentality but I said a year or a year and a half ago that if I was Gibson I would go to another club where I can play continuously.” Trapattoni told reporters at the time.

But Gibson remains committed to Manchester United, and told Sky Sports, "My main goal is to try and get to play every week and be in there as a regular, but I think things are going well for me at the minute.

"Obviously I want to kick on and get in the team, but I am happy enough."

Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick have both signed contract renewals with United, and Gibson is keen to get a new contract in the very near future.

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