Scotland captain and Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has insisted that he has never considered quitting football during his long-term layoff from a chronic bowel condition.
The 29-year-old has played in just 11 games since November 2011 after announcing that he was going to take an extended break from football.
Fletcher told reporters: "It’s never been an issue to try and give up and not try.
"It’s a game I love and I feel I’ve got a lot more to achieve.
"I want to win Premier League titles, I want to win FA Cups, Champions League, qualify for a major tournament with my country.
"Even if I do it I want to do it all again!" joked Fletcher.
Fletcher has had a glistening career with United, winning four championships and a Champions League title. He has also been capped for Scotland a great 61 times.
However Fletcher does not have a clue when he will line-up again for United although is confident that he can regain his best form yet again.
"I don’t have a timescale for when I will be back playing really.
"Hopefully, it’s not going to be too far away. I just need to be patient."
He has though been heartened by discussions with new boss David Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer. Fletcher will hopefully be starring again at Old Trafford in the near future. His side begin their season on August 11, against Wigan, in the Community Shield at Wembley.
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