Fletcher - I was due some luck

30 August 2009 02:31
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Darren Fletcher believes he was due 'a bit of luck' after the Manchester United midfielder was fortunate not to concede a penalty against Arsenal.[LNB] Moments before Andrey Arshavin fired Arsenal into a 40th minute lead at Old Trafford, Fletcher clattered into the Russian schemer inside the box.[LNB]Referee Mike Dean waved played on, with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confident the right decision was made during the champions' 2-1 win.[LNB]And Fletcher believes that, after missing last season's UEFA Champions League final after being harshly sent off against Arsenal in the semi-final second leg, he was owed a slice of good fortune.[LNB]Heat of the moment"I went for the challenge and felt I got the ball," said Fletcher.[LNB]"Maybe I am due a bit of luck after what happened in the Champions League semi-final last season.[LNB]"These things happen in football. I know I played a bit of the ball and a bit of the man, but in the heat of the moment you are not 100% sure."[LNB]Ferguson felt Fletcher produced a man-of-the-match display in helping United come from behind to beat Arsenal, and the Scotland international admits he enjoys facing the club's rivals.[LNB]He added: "I enjoy the challenge of playing against Arsenal. I did my usual thing. I got about people and tried to raise the tempo of the game.[LNB]"I put tackles in and tried to get the guys playing a little bit. It is no different to what I do in other games, but it sometimes gets noticed more in big games."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports