Former Manchester United youth team player Robbie Savage has urged midfielder Darren Fletcher to leave Old Trafford in order to get his career back on track.
The Scotland international has become a peripheral figure at United since returning from his serious illness - and is unlikely to be handed too many starts by Louis van Gaal during the second half of this season.
Savage, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport following his retirement in 2011, says he would leave the Red Devils were he in Fletcher’s position.
Savage: Fletcher should leave United
“After missing so much football because of his illness, I am sure he now wants to play regularly and he is not going to be able to do that at United,” the Welshman wrote in his latest BBC column. “If I was him, I would leave, and I am not surprised there is plenty of interest in him.“
Speculation is rife that Fletcher could leave Old Trafford later this month, with Premier League side West Brom one of the clubs keen to secure the central midfielder’s services.
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Fletcher to leave this month?
The 30-year-old was demoted from Manchester United’s vice-captain to the club’s third-choice captain behind Michael Carrick earlier this season - and it seems his days at Old Trafford could well be numbered.