Darren Fletcher Backs James Garner

Darren Fletcher has stated his support for James Garner who he says is a top-class player for Manchester United. James would be able to establish himself in United during the current season which Darren points out. He also states that, among the latest graduates of the academy, James is the one who has gained entry into the first team of Manchester United. He states that the central midfielder, 18 years of age, can be in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team. He made debut in United in March which resulted in a 3-1 victory for United over Crystal Palace.

Darren Barr himself came through the youth academy at Manchester United. He spent about 20 years with the club and has made about 342 appearances. He has also won the Premier Leagues, five of them and was named as vice-captain in the last season. Fletcher debuted for Scotland team in the year 2003. In the next year, he was the captain of the team, being the youngest that the club had seen over the century. He then assumed captaincy for full time since August 2009. Since then he has won over 80 caps and himself scored five goals for the team. Middle of his career he suffered from ulcerative colitis which affected his playing career between 2011 and 2013. In the current season 2018 to 2019, he has made 11 appearances. These have been under Nathan Jones and Gary Rowett. The only goal that he scored in 2018 was the game against Bristol City. It occurred on the 27th of October. He left Stoke when the campaign ended.


The Championship automatic playoff places look like it could go down to the wire with three teams closely placed at the top. Norwich City, Leeds City and Sheffield United are separated by two points on the league table in what is the tightest promotion race in years.

Norwich have been the surprise team of the season as not many predicted their rise in form at the beginning of the campaign. The Canaries have been lethal in front of goal netting a league-high 75 goals and are led by Championship top scorer Teemu Pukki. However, they have conceded more goals than their rivals due to their expansive style of play.


Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher was full of praise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian’s tactical master class helped Manchester United overcome Tottenham Hotspur in a heated clash at Wembley last time out.

Fletcher believes the unique way Ole set the players out to play was very instrumental in the narrow win at Wembley and he hopes for more of the same.

Fletcher wants to see more from Pogba

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher wants to see more from Paul Pogba. He said that the French midfielder has the potential to be a world class player but unfortunately he is not showing any of it at Manchester United.

Fletcher said that Pogba was much better during the World Cup where he was playing for France and he has failed to replicate the same sort of form in the Premier League. He said that the player does not seem motivated playing for the Red Devils and seems to be underperforming all the time.

McGinn’s Impresses Fletcher With Scotland Display

Darren Fletcher, the Stoke City midfielder was highly impressed with the performance displayed by John McGinn, the Aston Villa star against Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur. McGinn was featured in Scotland during the friendly international match played at Hampden Park against Belgium last Friday. The midfielder showed his best performance despite the fault at the opening goal for the Red Devils.

The Stoke midfielder and Scotland international Fletcher did follow the match and the ex Manchester United was quite impressed to see the midfielder playing against Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dembele who won  £55,000 every week as his remuneration. Fletcher also appreciated the performance shown by the midfielder McGinn and said that he was not only powerful but competed well with Dembele. As per Fletcher, McGinn is Europe’s one of the best midfielder.