Fergusson was key in Albion move – Fletcher

By on February 10, 2015

He may be retired but he still wields so much influence in the affairs of Manchester United. That is just what one can think of Sir Alex Fergusson right now. Just when some were feeling that the Septuagenarian has found relief in Louis van Gaal’s job at Old Trafford, Darren Fletcher who recently left the club states otherwise. The Scotland midfielder revealed that he sought the advice of former manager and fellow countryman, Sir Alex Fergusson before opting to join the West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer deadline day.

After putting in about 12 years of meritorious service at Manchester United, Darren Fletcher said his emotional laden goodbyes on January 31st after issues bordering on lack of first team actions prompted him to seek new employers elsewhere. Fletcher was the kind of player that many would not have expected to leave the club considering his level of resilience and loyalty to the club but after the stomach bug he suffered 2 years ago, it was obvious that the 31-year-old couldn’t match up to the requirements at Old Trafford again. Even when he was appointed the club’s vice-captain, Fletcher still couldn’t compete with Maroune Fellaini, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera in the midfield.

While fielding questions after his transfer to the Hawthorns, the midfielder said that he did check in with his former boss. He revealed that they had a wonderful conversation mainly because of the awesome relationship that ‘Fergie’ has with Hawthorn boss Tony Pulis just as he has with several other managers across England.

Fletcher promptly added that Fergusson did not categorically recommend Albion but after discussions on the pros and cons of the various clubs that were interested in his services, it was clear that Albion was the right choice.

Fletcher’s move greatly excites manager, Tony Pulis that the Scotsman might make his debut against Burnley on Sunday.

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