West Brom have come out well from the Scot’s intervention…
Darren Fletcher has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson recommended that he move to West Brom, reports the Daily Express.
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The Scot moved to the Baggies on deadline day after finding it difficult to break in to the first team under new Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal. The midfielder has had to compete with numerous big money signings at Old Trafford this season, and has only made five starts as a result.
The 30-year-old has said that he went to his ex-boss for advice before moving to the Midlands side. The 73-year-old recommended Tony Pulis’ side to his former charge.
“I spoke to him definitely,” said Fletcher ahead of an expected debut at Burnley tomorrow. “Why wouldn’t you? When I was making the decision, I bounced a few things off him.
“When someone has been such an influence on you throughout your career, you have to use these people. We had a fantastic chat,” he added.
He concluded, “I know he has a great relationship with Tony Pulis. He didn’t necessarily recommend it but we talked about the pros and cons of different clubs and he could not speak highly enough of the Albion.”