Fletcher signs new deal with United

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has inked a new four-year deal to remain at Old Trafford.

The new contract will see the 27-year-old stay with the club until the end of the 2014-15 season, and comes a day after news that fellow midfielder Michael Carrick had signed a new three-year deal with United.

The pair join Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra in signing contract extensions this month.

Fletcher, 27, is a product of United’s youth academy and said he was delighted to have secured his future in Manchester long-term.

“I take great pride in playing for Manchester United, I have won many trophies in my years playing here and I am looking forward to winning many more in the seasons to come. I would like to thank everyone at the club,” he said.

Fletcher has made 288 appearances for United, and has played 33 times for the league leaders this season for three goals.

Sir Alex Ferguson was happy Fletcher had decided to stay with the club having watched him develop over the last 16 years.

“I am extremely proud that he came through the youth academy,” Ferguson said.

“I am delighted Darren has signed a new contract, he has developed into a top-class midfielder.”