Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that Darren Fletcher is set to leave the club in favour of a move to Premier League rivals West Ham United.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with Leicester City, the Red Devils boss has admitted that Fletcher would rather play on a more regular basis after failing to hold down a permanent position at Old Trafford this season.
On the move
It appears,then, that the Scotsman is set to move to the Hammers, as he goes in search of getting his career back on track.
In truth, though, Fletcher may well feel disappointed at just how the season has developed at United. After all, the midfielder played a key role for Van Gaal's side in pre-season and was even named the club's vice captain.
However, since Michael Carrick returned to the fold, the United fan favourite has struggled for opportunities, meaning that he will now leave the club.
More to offer
Manchester United's loss is most certainly West Ham's gain, however, as Fletcher still has much to offer in England's elite division. Still only 30-years-old, the midfielder should have a good few years left in him yet and will no doubt prove a valuable member in the dressing room as he brings his experience to Upton Park.
Things are certainly on the up for Sam Allardyce's side, with West Ham currently sitting in seventh place in the Premier League table - just four points behind Manchester United, who occupy fourth place in the division.
Herrera and Blind to shine
Manchester United, meanwhile, will now be hoping that summer signings Ander Herrera and Daley Blind step up over the coming weeks and months after disappointing starts to their Old Trafford careers.
The duo have failed to maintain their fitness throughout the course of the campaign, but will now be desperate to prove their credentials to the Old Trafford faithful. They will be hoping to start tomorrow as United attempt to return to winning ways as they play host to strugglers Leicester City.
Manchester United fans: What are your best memories of Fletcher in the red shirt? Have your say in the comments section below!
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