Former Scotland captain Darren Fletcher has been added to the coaching staff at Manchester United, elevated to first-team level by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Fletcher has been coaching Manchester United youngsters since October but is now receiving a promotion to full-time work with Solskjaer’s side, who currently sit joint-top of the Premier League.

Manchester United Training Session

Fletcher is coming in as coach. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Most of Fletcher’s career was spent at Old Trafford, spending 20 years with Manchester United as a player after coming through the club’s academy system and going on to make over 340 first-team appearances between 2003 and 2015.

In that time, he won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. Fletcher also captained his country, winning 80 caps for Scotland, before playing for Stoke City and West Brom in the latter stages of his career.

Now he’s thrilled to be looking forward to the next stage of his career: “I am delighted to be returning to the club as a first -team coach. It’s a very exciting time for this young team and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my coaching career by working with Ole and his staff.”

UEFA European Qualifier - Scotland vs. San Marino

Excited by the challenge. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Solskjaer added: “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player.

“He is at the start of his coaching career and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.”

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