This is a fantastic new challenge for me in my career, I've spent my career at Manchester United and it's all I've ever known. But I felt it was the right time to move and I'm not sentimental about doing that.Fletcher is the second player signed by new West Brom manager Tony Pulis other being Callum McManaman who joined West Brom from Wigan for around 4.75 million pounds. Fletcher will wear jersey number 24 at West Brom. The Hawthorns had hoped to sign Cole and Olsson on a busy deadline day, with Dorrans set to join Norwich and Ideye linked with a move to Qatari club Al Gharafa. But Cole was called back to West Ham when they did not sign Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor, and Olsson failed to arrive for a medical on time.
Darren Fletcher who spent most of his professional football life with Manchester United has bid goodbye to his club and has joined West Brom Albion as a free transfer on deadline day. West Ham United were also interested in signing the Manchester United player but transfer talks broke down last weekend. Albion failed in deadline day moves to sign West Ham striker Carlton Cole and Norwich defender Martin Olsson, but kept Brown Ideye and Graham Dorrans. Fletcher made 342 appearances for United but started only five times for the club after Louis van Gaal took over as manager in the summer. Fletcher was quoted saying.