Fletcher: Don't be fooled by Celtic talk

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Darren Fletcher has warned his Manchester United team-mates not to be taken in by the defeatist talk coming out of the Celtic camp ahead of tonight's Champions League showpiece at Parkhead.

Hoops manager Gordon Strachan has virtually dismissed any hope of a home win that would rescue their hopes of reaching the knockout stage, while Celtic's dismal display at Old Trafford a fortnight ago has merely heightened an inferiority complex within Scottish ranks.

But as a seasoned member of the national side, Fletcher knows it is all part of the plan.

And if United are not careful, they could end up getting a nasty surprise.

"You have to take everything they say with a pinch of salt," he said.

"They are building us up now but when the match starts, all reputations will be put to one side because they want our scalp."