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Former Manchester United stalwart tipped to become great manager

Former Manchester United stalwart Darren Fletcher has been tipped to become a great manager by his current boss Tony Pulis, reports the Daily Mirror.

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The West Brom head coach thinks that the 31-year-old has helped him to turn the Baggies’ season around, not only with his performances on the pitch but also with his attitude on the training ground. The 57-year-old even made Fletcher his captain before he had played a game for the Midlands club.

The Scot certainly a had great example to learn from during his time at Old Trafford in Sir Alex Ferguson, and although David Moyes didn’t do incredibly well with the Red Devils he also had 11 very successful years at Everton. This could stand the midfielder in good stead should he ever decide to move in to coaching when he finishes playing.

Pulis said of the midfielder: “He has been fantastic here, not just on the pitch but around the training ground and in the dressing room. It is great credit to the system at Manchester United and the way they brought their players up.

“I have signed a couple of players from United who have played under Sir Alex Ferguson and they have been stamped with his mark and shared the same attributes. Sir Alex was very complimentary about Darren . He is a strong character, resilient and forthright.”

He added: “There are lots of players who don’t have to go into coaching because they have the money, but hopefully ­Darren will go into coaching one day because he has the right genes to be a good manager.”

Fletcher will come up against his former side on Saturday when West Brom face United in the late kick off. The Baggies will haver to be wary of a backlash after the Red Devils lost their last two games.

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