Fletcher never wants to leave United

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Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has admitted he wants to end his career at the club.

The Scotland international has been at the club for a decade and has already made 255 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's first team.

The 26-year-old is dreaming of emulating the successes of veterans Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, who still remain at Old Trafford.

Speaking to reporters, he said:"You look at it as a step down if you leave. If you're lucky enough to stay, you'll have played at the top for your whole career and it doesn't get much bigger than Manchester United.

"Players who left say, 'think twice before you leave, because there's nowhere like Manchester United.'

"Everything about the club makes it the place you want to be. No-one really thinks about leaving when you're here.

"Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are almost like urban legends. They're fantastic role models for younger players like me to have."

Meanwhile, Fletcher has admitted he can see why the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry have opted to join Major League Soccer in the United States.

The Red Devils are currently in America as their pre-season preparations continue and the Scot has been impressed with what he has witnessed so far.

"Everything about MLS and America – it's a great country – appeals to players," he added."You see how MLS has progressed, the league keeps getting bigger. It's a massively growing sport.

"There are great teams that would be big attractions to players. I wouldn't be surprised to see more players head out here."

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