Friday, July 9, 2010

Reds excited by America

Darren Fletcher can't wait for United's pre-season preparations to really take off when he boards an aeroplane to America on Monday morning.

Many of the players have spent this week at Carrington undergoing a series of tests after an eight-week summer break. Fletcher’s enjoyed being back at work, but it's the trip to North America he’s most excited about.

The Reds will begin the tour with a training camp in Chicago before playing games in Toronto, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Houston.

“It’s a great tour in America,” Darren told MUTV. “We’ve not been there in a while. And although three weeks is going to be a long time to be away, there’ll be some good games. Personally, playing against Celtic [in Toronto] will be interesting as I’ll be up against a few of my Scottish team-mates. But I'm looking forward to it all really.”

The 26 year-old knows the coaching staff will work the players hard in America, but hopes he’ll also have the chance to explore his surroundings.

“There won't be thousands of fans outside the hotel so maybe the lads will be able to get into the cities and wander about and take in a few sights," Fletcher added. "[Pre-season] is important business in terms of getting fit for the start of the season, but there will be some time for relaxation, which the lads will enjoy.”

Source: RedView
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