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Darren Fletcher says Barry Ferguson's Rangers performances in Champions League inspired career

Darren Fletcher of Scotland warms up during the Scotland training session at Mar Hall on June 9, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers ace Barry Ferguson cited by Darren Fletcher for his own success.

Darren Fletcher of Scotland warms up during the Scotland training session at Mar Hall on June 9, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Darren Fletcher defied doubters throughout his career to achieve incredible success with Manchester United.

Fletcher says that rather than United's long list of greats, it was Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson who inspired his success.

 

Fletcher said that it made a huge difference to see a fellow Scot performing on the big stage in the Champions League.

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He told BBC Sport: "I remember watching Barry Ferguson in the Champions League for Rangers playing against top teams, and I saw him getting man of the match, running and controlling the game.

"That gave me belief that I could go and do that."

25th July 2018, bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England; Pre Season football friendly, Stoke City versus Wolverhampton Wanderers; Darren Fletcher of Stoke City pqsses the ball through...

Fletcher was speaking after seeing young Scotland international Scott McTominay star for United in their win over PSG.

Stoke City midfielder Fletcher, 35, played more than 340 games for United, winning five Premier League titles, and one Champions League in 2008.

Ex Rangers ace Barry Ferguson is now 41, and retired from football in 2015.

26 Nov 2000:  Barry Ferguson (left) and Kenny Miller

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