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Video: Darren Fletcher Reveals Funny Thing Sir Alex Ferguson Would Always Tell Him Off For

Video: Darren Fletcher Reveals Funny Thing Sir Alex Ferguson Would Always Tell Him Off For

Darren Fletcher has revealed the funny thing Sir Alex Ferguson would always tell him off for.

The former Manchester United midfielder came through at the club while Ferguson was manager and went on to make 342 appearances for them.

Under Ferguson, he won eight major trophies, including the 2008 Champions League.

And he’ll always be remembered as one of the best young players to break through at United.

Much was made of Fletcher’s relationship with Ferguson given their Scottish connection and the latter’s patience for the former at the beginning of his career.

But Fletcher insists their relationship was no different to any other player – except from when he swore:

Per the Man Utd podcast: It wasn’t a case of we were talking about Scotland and how great Scotland is every day.

“To be honest, I was treated the same as every other player.

“The only thing he did always have was whenever I swore, he didn’t like it – but everyone else was allowed to swear.

“But if I swore on the training ground I got told off every time.

“I don’t know whether it was the Scottish accent or whatever. It was just something he always did.

“Everyone else was allowed to swear, but as soon as I swear it was ‘hey, no swearing, I’ll tell your mother.'”

Fletcher spent the last four years of his career at West Brom and then Stoke before leaving them.

But he’s so far not confirmed his retirement and could still yet make a return to football at the age of 35.

Fletcher was a Scotland international throughout his career too, making 80 appearances for the national team.

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