Darren Fletcher makes Manchester United return against Galatasaray

Welcome back, Darren: Fletcher given standing ovation as midfielder makes return

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20:47 GMT, 19 September 2012

Darren Fletcher completed his comeback from a career-threatening illness on Wednesday night after coming on as a substitute in Manchester United's Champions League victory over Galatasaray.

The Scotland international, who suffers from Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel condition, hasn't played since November.

But the 28-year-old was given a standing ovation at Old Trafford after replacing Paul Scholes with 11 minutes remaining in the Group H encounter.

Come in No 24: Darren Fletcher replaced Paul Scholes in United's win over Galatasaray

Come in No 24: Darren Fletcher replaced Paul Scholes in United's win over Galatasaray