Fletcher free to leave United

FletcherManchester United are today reported to have told Darren Fletcher  he can leave the club on a free transfer.

Fletcher, 30, has only started four Premier League games this season and, according to Press Association Sport, the midfielder has been informed he is free to end his 20-year spell with the club this month if he wants to.

The Hammers are said to be leading the chase for the Scot’s signature but Valencia and West Brom are also interested in signing the player, who was made United vice-captain shortly after the squad returned from the United States last summer.

However, should the Hammers decide to move forward – and they still haven’t spoken to the player – a source told ClaretandHugh: “Given his injury record he will face a very stern medical.”


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