Darren Fletcher delighted with Manchester United vice captaincy role

It took almost 12 months, but Fletcher returned as a substitute, replacing Paul Scholes, against Galatasaray in September 2012.
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Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher admits that he is delighted to have been given the vice captaincy at Old Trafford.

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has described being handed the vice captaincy at Old Trafford as a "very proud moment".

It was announced on Tuesday evening that Fletcher had been handed the role as deputy to Wayne Rooney, and the Scottish international admits that it is a huge moment in his career.

The 30-year-old told the club's official website: "I am delighted to have been named as vice captain. It's a very proud moment for me and my family.

"Wayne and I have always worked well together and we will continue to work closely together in our new roles. I would like to thank the manager for putting his trust in me."

Fletcher has spent his entire career at Manchester United, scoring 24 goals in 330 appearances.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores the opening goal with a long range shot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014
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