Manchester United boss David Moyes has been so impressed with Darren Fletcher’s recovery from a condition which threatened his career, that he is prepared to offer the midfielder a new contract to stay at Old Trafford.

According to Goal, the Scottish international, who battled ulcerative colitis for 18 months before making his return to the first-team this season, has done enough to earn himself an extension with the reigning Premier League champions, despite fears he would never play at the highest level again.

Having made his return in mid-December, the Scot has been used frequently by Moyes, though United are keen not to rush him back too quickly and risk any further issues.

As such the club are rumoured to be prepared to offer Fletcher a rolling 12-month deal, after concluding that he is still possessive of the quality needed to make a difference in the side.

Fletcher currently takes home £60,000-a-week and it’s believed that the extension will give him a similar figure, with the 30-year-old viewed as one of the most senior players in the current team.

If reports are to be taken in good faith then United are set to undergo a massive overhaul as of the end of this season, and the likes of Fletcher, who has been at United for a long time now, could prove pivotal in helping any new players settling in.

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