UK time is: 23:26:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Don't Sell Fletcher, Please!

No comments have come from the club yet so it may well be just a rumour but it's reported that Boro is ready to move for Darren Fletcher.

With the arrival of Owen Hargreaves, Fletcher could expect limited playing time this season - especially that his second position, right midfield, is well covered now thanks to Nani.

It's no wonder Middlesbrough are ready to move for him, as I believe he would be an excellent signing for any mid-table side. The guy's improvement during the last two seasons was unbelievable and though once upon a time I was counted among the Fletcher-bashers, he turned me into an admirer of his abilities.

And it's not just my personal bias that makes me say don't sell him, whatever money Boro offer. At the moment we have four central midfielders whom I trust whatever opposition we face - Hargreaves, Carrick, Scholes and Fletch. He showed he's worthy of this trust with displays against Roma and Milan (at Old Trafford, of course) and if injuries begin to bite in midfield, he will be very useful.

Scholes cannot play all games, he'll be 33 this November and that's another aspect we have to consider as we face a challenge on four fronts. Fletcher can be useful cover and though he's not someone who can change a game coming from the bench, he can do a good defensive job as a sub when it's necessary.

Oh, and it's always possible we will lose 6 defenders to injury, as it happened in April, and at that times he can play as an emergency right-back - but hopefully it won't come to that.

Then again, the whole-Boro-move-for-Fletcher business could be a rumour and I'm wasting my keyboard persuading everyone we should not sell him, it's possible that it hasn't even crossed Fergie's mind to part with him.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 29 2007

Time: 11:40AM

Your Comments

Don't think we would sell Fletcher. Fergie always had faith in him and will get his chance. I'd add that it has a good chance we'll never see O'Shea in midfield again - for that alone it's worth to keep Daz.
midlothian99
"Sell Fletcher"I would give him away.
SweetLeftFoot
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Keane Hoping for Burnley Loan Extension (Monday December 22 2014)

Carrick Considers It Two Points Dropped (Monday December 22 2014)

United Hope Falcao Goals Will Flow Now (Monday December 22 2014)

United Interest in Bale Re-Ignited (Sunday December 21 2014)

Two Points Dropped! (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v United (Saturday December 20 2014)

Aston Villa 1 Manchester United 1 (Saturday December 20 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 0 Liverpool
Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 2 - 1 Stoke
Man Utd 3 - 0 Hull City
Arsenal 1 - 2 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 17 13 3 1 +25 42
2. Man City 17 12 3 2 +22 39
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 +12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 +10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 +15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 +9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27

Breaking League News

Champions elect Chelsea ease to Stoke victory
Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:15:00
Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:13:00
Swansea Hope To Welcome Back First Team Stars vs V
Swansea : 22/12/2014 22:54:00
Liverpool: Hyppia Resigns From Seagulls
Liverpool : 22/12/2014 22:43:00
Morrison - We Need Everyone Over Christmas
WBA : 22/12/2014 21:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Aston Villa?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 0%
Jones 0%
Carrick 0%
Evans 0%
Fletcher 0%
Van Persie 0%
Young 70%
Valencia 10%
Rooney 10%
Mata 0%
Falcao 10%
Blackett 0%
Wilson 0%
Di Maria 0%