By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The cup fixture marked Fletcher's first start in 10 months, with the Scottish player well on his way to a full recovery after suffering a chronic bowel problem.
Playing 90 minutes in Manchester United's midfield, Fletcher was pleased with what he considered to be a well-rounded showing from his squad-mates.
"I thought we played very well. We had a diamond formation in midfield and passed the ball well, creating some good chances. We were unfortunate not to go in a couple of goals ahead at half time and, when we went 2-0 up, we conceded a goal and it was a little bit difficult towards the end," Fletcher shared with MUTV.
"They had a lot of high balls in the box but we defended it reasonably well, have seen it out and got a victory."
Fletcher's fellow Red Devil Wayne Rooney was also making a return to the pitch since picking up a gashed thigh injury in the Premier League clash against Fulham. The striker took on a slightly deeper role behind United's front pairing of Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, a position Fletcher believed Rooney thrived in.
"Wayne was slotting in behind the strikers and enjoying it, he was getting on the ball, pinging it wide left and right and using his experience," he said.
"He's a fantastic player with great imagination and enthusiasm and it's great for United to have a lot of players competing for places."
In addition, manager Sir Alex Ferguson awarded home debuts to rookie defenders Michael Keane and Scott Wootton. As a former United youth player, Fletcher expressed his happiness at the opportunities Ferguson continues to give younger Red Devils.
"It's brilliant [to see the kids come through]. It's what this club is all about," he shared.
"You're prepared for that at a young age and to finally make your debut at Old Trafford, all of them performed fantastically and showed they're capable and they're ready. It bodes well for the future."
Manchester United return to Premier League action this weekend by welcoming Tottenham to Old Trafford this Saturday.