I was due some luck - Fletcher

30 August 2009 12:39
He thought he got the ball, but if not, Darren Fletcher makes no apology for getting away with his challenge on Andrey Arshavin at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Fletcher must live forever with the red card he picked up at the Emirates Stadium in May which stopped him appearing in the Champions League final.

The Scot has taken his disappointment manfully, refusing to be crushed by such a blow. But after suffering such a setback, he is not going to start worrying about the ones he gets away with.

"I went for the challenge and felt I got the ball," Fletcher said. "Maybe I am due a bit of luck after what happened in the Champions League semi-final last season.

"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.

"I enjoy the challenge of playing against Arsenal," he said. "I did my usual thing. I got about people and tried to raise the tempo of the game."

Source: Eurosport