Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Man Utd's Fletcher not moving

Man Utd's Fletcher not moving

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has dismissed speculation he is on the verge of a move to Birmingham, instead stressing he wants to stay at Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old Scotland international is confident he will be given more chances by Sir Alex Ferguson to stake his claim for a regular first-team slot after seeming to slip down the pecking-order. Birmingham boss Alex McLeish was previously rumoured to be considering making a move for the player.

Fletcher was quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I never heard anything about Birmingham being interested - I just want to be here for a long time. It is frustrating because any player wants to play. My only focus is on being ready when the manager needs me and being able to perform for the club when asked.

"Basically, it has been down to the form of the midfield. Fair play to Anderson, when Paul Scholes got injured, he came in and has been in great form. The manager has stuck by him, which is what he does when you perform well, and has had a run in the team.

"We will see how things pan out at the end of the season in terms of games played and what you have contributed to the squad. But I am not thinking about that just now."

Probably more speculation than anything and Fletcher does seem keen to remain at Old Trafford for as long as possible. But with the former Scotland boss now in charge at St Andrews, these sort of transfer window links are to be expected.

Though if Fletcher doesn't get a run in the Manchester United first-team before the summer - and he has only made 15 appearances and six starts this season - perhaps he is a player who could be worth looking at more closely, and realistically.

Writer:Jasper's Parrot
Date:Wednesday January 16 2008
Time: 2:12PM

Comments

0
yep he's staying unless you can offer a ridiculous amount of cash he'll be at United for a long long time, he's too good a player to go cheaply
ozanne park rangers
16/01/2008 18:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Harry Redknapp's Birmingham City future is '50/50'

Harry Redknapp's future at Birmingham City is '50/50'

Blues' destiny in their own hands after gritty win

Rob Wildey reacts to Blues' win against Huddersfield Town at St. Andrews

Match day musings #26: Blues v Huddersfield Town

Rob Wildey looks ahead to this afternoon's eagerly anticipated clash against Huddersfield Town at St. Andrews

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Harry Redknapp keeps Blues in the Championship?
Suggested By: Vital Blues
Yes63%
No37%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Village64
2.WayCoolBlue60
3.Brooklyn41
4.Rob Wildey128
5.Miami16
6.WhoRya6
7.Josph BCFC 6
8.gazal5
9.BcfcTom2
10.TonySaunders112
The Vital Football Members League