Manchester United's Darren Fletcher expects to miss opening season kick-off
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says he is likely miss the opening of the new Premier League season as he continues his rehabilitation from a bowel operation.
The 29-year-old has been battling ulcerative colitis for the past five years and underwent surgery in January.
Asked on BBC Radio Five when he would be back in action, Fletcher replied: "Hopefully, not too long after the start of the season."
"Surgery was the only solution," Fletcher said before adding, "Everything is going to plan so far and I am not that far away now."