Anderson underwent a medical with the Italian club today ahead of a loan move to the Florence club but his departure will leave United a man light in an already under strength midfield.
Many had hoped that Moyes would bring in fresh faces to shake up United’s charge for the top 4, but the Scot believes Fletcher is as good as a new signing after overcoming a bowel complaint that has seen him miss large parts of the last 2 seasons.
Speaking at his Friday presser, when asked about Anderson Moyes responded:
“We brought Darren Fletcher back and to be truthful we didn’t think Darren Fletcher was going to come back. If he did we weren’t sure when it was going to be. He’s been a breath of fresh air how well he has played. He already knows the building, he knows everything about this football club. So I think getting Darren Fletcher back gave us one other player and he’s done very well in the games already.”
Fletcher’s return has been a huge positive for United this season, as he looks to get back to the form that made him as formidable an opponent in the Premier League as any midfielder.
But some fans will be disappointed by Moyes’ comments, despite being happy to have Fletcher back.
The fact the team are relying on a 29 year old who has spent the best part 2 years on the sidelines speaks volumes, even if it is difficult to do business in the January transfer window.