WHO WOULD WIN PROMOTION RACE?

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.

FLETCHER HAILS OLE’S TACTICAL MASTERCLASS

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.

Darren Fletcher may join West Ham United

Darren Fletcher has not managed to step it up since the arrival of Louis van Gaal and now the 30 year old Scottish midfielder is rumored to be on his way of joining West Ham United on a 3 and half year long deal where he would be earning around €75,000 each week.

Even though Fletcher is not a regular player for Louis van Gaal, the Dutch coach has stated that he remains being an important figure for the entire team and it will be a loss for the club but it’s something that happens in football: ‘’He’s my third captain so he is an important guy in the dressing room. I like him as a human being and a player.We shall miss him. But he has not played many times.  That is the main goal of a player and we have talked about that and he preferred to play therefore we have helped him.’’ Louis van Gaal said.