Fletcher record makes grim reading

Darren FletcherDarren Fletcher remains at the centre of rumours tonight that he has – or is about – to sign a deal with the Irons in a deal driven entirely by manager Sam Allardyce.

But none of our regular sources have confirmed that either a two and a half or three and a half year deal has been done on the 30 year old.

The player’s injury track record remains a big worry for the ‘financial heads’ inside the club along with the fact that he has only completed two games for United this season.

And you have to ask if he’s not good enough for the United first team why would consider him a prize acquisition.

He lasted 90 minutes in two early season games against Swansea and Burnley, appeared for 63 mins against Sunderland, 25 against us, a minute apiece against Crystal Palace, Southampton and Arsenal, 16 mins against Hull, four against Stoke and 46 and 28 against Aston Villa and Newcastle.

He has spent 90 mins on the bench against QPR, Leicester City, Everton, West Brom, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs and Stoke City and has not been involved in the squad over the last two games



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3 comments on “Fletcher record makes grim reading

  1. Can’t see the attraction myself, too old and expensive and prone to injury. I thought we were only signing players under 30.

  2. After watching the game today and KN performance we need young legs to help Noble who again looked poor again trying to cover so much space,even Song had a bad day his passing was the worst I have witnessed for along time,it’s time to give Poyet a run of games until Kouyate gets back no to Fletcher to old .

  3. Please no! Step backwards! No under 30s and no selling to Spurs were two points The two Daves made previously! (I.e hope no Reid to Spurs!)

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