Fletcher asks Man U teammates not to slacken off at lowly Middlesbrough

May 2nd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Arsenal London, May 2 (ANI): Darren Fletcher has asked his Manchester United teammates not to slacken off at lowly Middlesbrough today.

There is a big contrast between a Champions League semi-final and a trip to the Riverside.

Fletcher said today’s encounter must be taken as seriously as their midweek Euro win over with Arsenal, The Sun reported.

He said: “It is hard to top a Champions League semi-final, but you can’t raise your game for such an occasion and forget about fixtures like Middlesbrough away.

“If you do that, you’ll get hurt. It is why we have to raise our game every time we play,” he added.

Fletcher knows what can happen, having been in the United side that lost 4-1 at Boro in October 2005.

That prompted Roy Keane’s outspoken attack on his teammates and his eventual exit from Old Trafford.

“I was in the team that lost 4-1 up there. It was very disappointing,” Fletcher said. (ANI)

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