Scotland skipper has been just a bit-part player at Old Trafford in the past two years.
Manchester United midfield player Darren Fletcher could be back in a Red Devils shirt as early as next month, according to reports on Goal.com.
The Scotland international has barely featured from the Premier League champions in recent seasons after being diagnosed with a chronic bowel condition.
In fact, since the start of the 2011-12 campaign, the 29-year-old has played in only 20 matches in total for United in all competitions, scoring three goals in the process, including two strikes in just his 12 Premier League outings for the club.
However, after having an operation back at the turn of the year to help cure the ulcerative colitis that he is suffering from, it is understood that Fletcher has since made good progress in his recovery from the condition, so much so that the Scot is even thought to be ahead of schedule at present in terms if his recovery programme.
And consequently, recently appointed United head coach David Moyes decided to name Fletcher in his 25-man squad for the defence of the club’s Premier League title at the start of this season, and now the Scot has confirmed that the player may even be back in action at some point next month.
“We’ll give him little bits of football and just pick him up over the coming months and see how he goes,” Moyes said.
“There’s weight to come back but the big thing is that he’s back in.”