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Darren Fletcher - Player to Player

Footy Talks with Steven Caldwell

04-05-2020 • 1 hr 14 mins

Sir Alex Ferguson Famously fought for his signature, and at Old Trafford he played alongside - and against - the best footballers of a generation. In this special extended episode of Footy Talks, Stevie sits down with Man United legend Darren Fletcher to talk about the achievements and challenges of a remarkable footballing career.


Episode Notes: How weekly training with both Celtic and Rangers gave Fletcher a unique fusion of footballing philosophies from a young age.


Decision time - the story behind opting to sign for Newcastle United, only for a telephone call from a furious Alex Ferguson to hijack the move.


At Old Trafford, the influence of Roy Keane, and how the captain’s infamous intensity was a powerful spur to success with the Reds.


Playing against Xavi and Iniesta, and breaking down the key elements of the tiki taka style - it’s not ‘skill’, it’s timing.


The mental resilience required to come back from career threatening injuries and a serious illness, and found memories of 91 games as West Brom captain after the move away from Manchester.


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