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Darren Fletcher won't join Valencia

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed that Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher won't be joining Valencia.

The Scottish international, who has enjoyed a lengthy career at Old Trafford, looks set to leave the club in this transfer window, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in his signature.

Huge interest 

As well as Valencia, the likes of Celtic, West Brom and West Ham have all been credited with interest in the midfield ace in recent time. 

It appears, then, that despite the player seemingly being open to a move to Spain's elite division, he may now stay in Britain as he enters the twilight years of his career. 

Fletcher's return  

After returning to the game after a career-threatening bowel condition, Fletcher was named the Red Devils' vice-captain under Louis van Gaal this past summer as he impressed throughout pre-season. 

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However, during this campaign, the Scottish international has failed to secure a regular place under the Dutch regime at The Theatre of Dreams, and now looks set to depart sooner rather than later. 

Whoever lands him will no doubt be getting a player with bags of experience and still hungry to continue to succeed at the highest level. At 30, Fletcher could yet have a few solid seasons in front of him, so would prove a fine coup for a number of sides in England and Scotland. 

FA Cup 

If Fletcher fails to leave the club before this Friday's FA Cup fourth round clash with Cambridge, then he may well be in line for an appearance at the Abbey Stadium, with Louis van Gaal expected to rest one or two big-names. 

It may well prove to be player's farewell game in the red of United, but it remains to be seen as to whether he will move to another Premier League side in the coming weeks.

The United boss will, however, be desperate to secure the victory at the first time of asking, with the competition acting as the club's only real opportunity to land silverware this term.

Manchester United fans: Is it the right time for Fletcher to leave your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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