By Sportsmail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 11:41 EST, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 12:51 EST, 4 September 2012
Darren Fletcher has been named in Manchester United's squad for their Champions League group stage campaign.
Scotland midfielder Fletcher has fought back from the career-threatening illness that has sidelined him from first-team action since November last year.
Fighting fit: Darren Fletcher is in make Manchester United's European squad
He played two games for United
reserves recently and manager Sir Alex Ferguson indicated last week he
would be included in the club's Champions League plans.
Fletcher, who has been plagued by a
chronic bowel condition, was due to train with Scotland this week ahead
of their opening World Cup qualifiers.
Ferguson said last week: 'Darren's
put a lot of weight back on. He's back to his normal weight from two or
three years ago. It's a case of wait and see.'
He added: 'But Darren comes into the 25-man squad quite easily, without
me having to leave others out because we have a number of players who we
don't need to register because of the time they've spent with us as an
'That's an advantage. He's training well every day and played really well the other night for the Under 21s.'
Joining Fletcher are all of United's
summer signings, some of whom will be sampling Champions League football
for the first time.
Nick Powell, who was signed from Crewe for £4million but is yet to feature for the first team, has been included, as as Shinji Kagawa, Robin van Persie, and Alexander Buttner.
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