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Manchester United substitute Darren Fletcher was involved in a heated exchange with fans behind the opposition bench following the incident. Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United substitute Darren Fletcher was involved in a heated exchange with fans behind the opposition bench following the incident. Michael Regan/Getty Images

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Manchester United substitute Darren Fletcher was involved in a heated exchange with fans behind the opposition bench following the incident. Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher (right) has emerged as a transfer target for Spanish side Valencia.

Fletcher, 30, has six months remaining on his deal at United but has struggled for game time under Louis van Gaal.

West Brom had a bid to take Fletcher on loan for the rest of the season rejected last week.

After starting the first three league games of the season, he has since largely been restricted to sporadic appearances from the bench, making his last start in the 2-0 FA Cup win at Yeovil at the start of this month.

And with more arrivals expected at United, if not this month then in the summer, he is likely to get even fewer first-team opportunities.

The Scotland international has been at Old Trafford since the age of 11 and has made 223 appearances for the club after signing his first professional contract in 2001.

He was diagnosed with chronic bowel disease ulcerative colitis in 2011 and made only one start for United in the final two months of the 2010-11 season.

He appeared just 10 times during the following campaign, confirming in December 2011 he would take an extended break from the game before undergoing surgery in January 2013 and finally returning to action in December that year.