Sir Alex Ferguson praises Aberdeen FC fans
Supporters lifted spirits of Manchester United star Fletcher
SIR Alex Ferguson today thanked Aberdeen FC fans for helping to lift the spirits of comeback man Darren Fletcher.
The Scotland skipper coming off the bench – after nine months on the sidelines because of illness – was an unexpected bonus for the bumper 21,000 crowd packed into Pittodrie to honour Aberdeen FC legend Neil Simpson.
The standing ovation given to Fletcher as he came on to the pitch showed that fans are well aware of how hard the 28-year-old midfielder has battled to get his career back on track after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.