Fletcher Plays Down Exit Talk

Last updated : 16 January 2008 By Sam
City boss Alex McLeish is a big admirer of the United midfielder having worked with the player during his spell as Scotland international manager but Fletcher has said he is happy at Old Trafford.

"I am still happy playing for Manchester United and I am not thinking of going elsewhere," he has said.

"I never heard anything about Birmingham being interested, I just know I want to be here for a long time.

"My only focus is on being ready when the manager needs me and being able to perform for the club when asked.

"It is frustrating because any player wants to play, but basically, it has been down to the form of the midfield.

"Fair play to Anderson, when Paul Scholes got injured he came in and has been in great form. The manager has stuck by him, which is what he does when you perform well.

"We will see how things pan out at the end of the season in terms of games played and what I have contributed to the squad. But I am not thinking about that just now."