Long serving Manchester United Darren Fletcher tipped for January move to Hull City

Darren Fletcher

Could Darren Fletcher be Hull City bound?

More changes are expected at Manchester United in January, and could one of their longest serving players be heading for the exit?

Darren Fletcher made his debut for the club over a decade ago in 2003, and is now 30-years-old. Now he is being touted to move on.

The Times report: "Fletcher, who is interesting Hull City, could move next month."

There are a number of other names linked with moves in the same report, but these are made up of loanees like Nani, Angelo Henriquez, or Anderson - who is entirely out of favour.

Fletcher on the other hand has played a role this season, playing in eight Premier League fixtures.

It's likely this would have been substantially reduced however had it not been due to injuries at various points to the likes of Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Michael Carrick, or if United had been successful in signing long-term transfer targets Arturo Vidal or Kevin Strootman.

Louis van Gaal will hope for better injury luck in 2015, but it is the January pursuit of new additions which is most likely to seal Fletcher's fate.

This is of course dependent on his own desire to move. His contract expires next June and he may prefer to see out his final season.

Hull City may well worry about his recent health problems which caused him to miss substantial playing time over the last two seasons, but the fact he captained Scotland against England in the recent international friendly speaks volumes about his recovery.

A switch to the Tigers may be just what he needs. He will get the chance to play more regularly, in a squad packed with talent who have so far under-performed. His character and experience could help get the best out of them.

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