15 Aug 2012

Fletcher turns out for United

11:55 am on 15 August 2012

Darren Fletcher has made an appearance for Manchester United in a testimonial against Aberdeen.

The 28-year-old midfielder hadn't played since November, when he was diagnoed with ulcerative Colitis, a chronic bowel condition.

Manger Sir Alex Ferguson recently said Fletcher faced great challenges to play again.

The Scot had been training with his national side ahead of their friendly against Australia tomorrow.

Today's testimonial at Pittodrie, was a benefit game for Neil Simpson, who was part of Ferguson's side when he guided Aberdeen to the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983.

Alongside Fletcher on the bench were former United players Dwight Yorke and Clayton Blackmore, while current first-teamers Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs all started.