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Red Devils manager has confirmed that the midfielder has a chance of playing in the European final at Wembley, and has revealed that his training will be stepped up

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hopeful that Darren Fletcher could be involved in the Champions League final against Barcelona.

The 27-year-old midfielder was suffering from a stomach virus and had not featured for the club for two months before facing Schalke in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final.

But with the Scotland international still struggling for full fitness, Sir Alex told reporters: "Darren has put the weight back on and is back in training, but he has a bit to do yet. But, as far as the final is concerned, there is almost three weeks to achieve that.

"If he does reach the target, it will be a big boost to us as we all know he is big-game player.

"The 20 minutes he got against Schalke last week was certainly a step forward. His training, in terms of sharpness for such an important game, will be stepped up now."

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