West Bromwich Albion: Some fans react to Darren Fletcher remarks

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Some West Bromwich Albion fans have reacted to former midfielder Darren Fletcher’s remarks.

The former Manchester United midfielder was confirmed to have returned to the Hawthorns recently. But he has come back to gain coaching experience in the game and go onto get his coaching badges.

The 35-year-old has returned on a temporary basis and this comes some months after he was linked with the role of a sporting director at former club Manchester United.

Fletcher was interviewed by the Baggies’ media team and as soon as his comments came out on Twitter, some West Brom fans reacted negatively. They aren’t happy that the midfielder left the Hawthorns for Stoke.

Fletcher had joined West Brom from Manchester United in the winter of 2015 on a free transfer. He had made 342 appearances for the Red Devils during his stay at Old Trafford, scoring 24 times and assisting 29 times.

During his time at the Hawthorns, the Scotsman managed to play 97 times in all competitions for the club. He also found the back of the net six times during this time, assisting just as many times too.

Was Fletcher right in leaving West Brom for Stoke?

Yes, he was

Yes, he was

He should have stayed!

He should have stayed!

But Fletcher left West Brom for Stoke in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer. During his time at Staffordshire, he had played 42 times in all competitions for the club. He scores twice and racked up one assist during their time in the Premier League and in the Championship too.

Some West Brom fans are hailing Fletcher and feel that he should be respected.

What do we think?

Fletcher was past his prime when he had left West Brom, even though he was a very good servant when he was aging. The club also had Gareth Barry in the side and having Fletcher in the side made them a very old midfield.

And where the Baggies are currently, they don’t miss Fletcher as a player. They are at the top of the Championship and are one of the favourites to get promoted under Slaven Bilic.

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