West Brom check availability of Manchester United star

West Bromwich Albion have made an enquiry about the availability of Manchester United vice-captain Darren Fletcher according to Sky Sports.

The Scottish international has made only four Premier League appearances for the team under the management of Louis Van Gaal, and West Brom are keen to find out whether United would be prepared to let the player go.

Fletcher earned a reputation as a reliable and consistent performer under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, however he has struggled to earn a regular place back in the team since his compatriots departure, and a well publicised struggle with ulcerative colitis, which threatened to end his career and kept him out of action for almost the whole of 2013.

Fletcher’s standing at Old Trafford has been recognised with the title of vice-captain, at least it was at the start of the season. Now he is one of three captains according to Van Gaal, with Fletcher third in rank behind Michael Carrick, who is number two in Van Gaal’s list of captains.

Fletcher is the longest serving player at Old Trafford having come through the club’s youth academy 12 years ago. Wheether a potential move to West Brom would be on loan or permanent, or whether United would consent to a move is unknown.

Updated: January 14, 2015 — 8:26 pm
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