Manchester United are in dire need of a player who can replace Paul Scholes and also control and dominate the game the way Scholes did. United suffered another setback after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Darren Fletcher has yet to make a comeback from chronic bowel complaint. Reports in May suggested that Fletcher could be making his comeback soon.

Fletcher has been absent since November 2011 after United confirmed the player is suffering from chronic bowel condition that had been affecting the midfielder since the previous campaign.

Serious doubts are been raised over 28-year-old Scottish footballer ever playing at the highest level again. When asked about Fletcher to United, Ferguson mentioned United would provide Fletcher with "all the time he needs".

"He has not started training with us.He has obviously got great challenges ahead," Ferguson added.

"We are happy to be patient but he won't be starting the season.It is unfortunate because he is such a magnificent professional and such a nice lad. If it doesn't work for him, he knows he has a position at the club anyway."

United players and fans are hoping to see the Scotland star play football at the highest level. Fletcher can have a major contribution to United's midfield if he could make a comeback. Time alone will tell when the Scotland Star could play football at highest level once again, however, United fans are wishing Fletcher a speedy recovery.