Friday, May 6, 2011
FLETCHER: TITLE IS IN OUR HANDS
Darren Fletcher says United will approach Sunday's game against Chelsea as if it was any other fixture, despite the immensely high stakes.
Victory would all but secure a 19th league title, while defeat would see Chelsea leapfrog the Reds and move to the top of the table with only two games to play.
Chelsea are expected to come and attack - after all, anything but a win would leave Sir Alex's men in the driving seat - and Reds midfielder Fletcher says United will be similarly positive.
"We'll certainly play for three points," he told United Review. "We do that every time we step onto a football pitch. It's the only way we know how to play and it would be dangerous if we tried to play any other way."
The manager has already confirmed Fletcher, who's struggled with a serious virus for the last two months, won't start against the Blues, but the Scot is confident his team-mates will bounce back from last Sunday's disappointment at Arsenal.
"We try and learn from every defeat and we know sometimes defeat makes us stronger. We hope that's the case this time. Everybody was disappointed after Arsenal, especially because it was such a key match. But the title's still in our hands and that's all you can ask with three games to go."
Posted by Mike Jacobs at 10:48 AM