LONDON (AFP) – Darren Fletcher’s 15-year Manchester United career came to an end on Monday as West Bromwich Albion announced that they had signed the Scotland captain on a free transfer.
The 31-year-old midfielder first joined United as a schoolboy and made 342 appearances for the club, scoring 24 goals.
But after falling out of favour under new United manager Louis van Gaal, he signed for West Brom on a two-and-a-half-year contract with an option for a further year.
Fletcher was pictured holding his West Brom jersey on his new employers’ website.
An industrious central midfielder, Fletcher came through United’s youth academy and made his debut for the first team in March 2003.