Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is angered by suggestions manager David Moyes does not retain the full support of his playing staff following a testing first few months of his Old Trafford reign.

The Premier League champions are 10 points behind leaders Manchester City with over half the season having been played and, before the weekend, had endured three defeats in succession for the first time in 13 years.

Reports emerged in the aftermath of their FA Cup third round departure that some Manchester United were doubting the credentials of their manage but, following the league success over Swansea on Saturday, Fletcher moved to refute the suggestion.

"It gets us angry because we know it is not true," Fletcher told the official Manchester United TV channel.

"We are there every day. The players are fully behind the manager. And Alex Ferguson being in the stand [watching games] has no bearing on anything. It is great to see him there supporting the team. It would be a worry if he wasn't.

"We have got to believe in ourselves and keep a close-knit group, making sure that the experienced players are guiding the younger players in the right way. Winning games helps that."

Fletcher played the full 90 minutes against Swansea as Manchester United were able to exact revenge for the defeat only six days previous.

Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck scored the goals to provide Moyes and the club with a much needed lift, although they remain four points shy of the Champions League places.

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