Darren Fletcher's take on Man Utd’s title prospects.

Man Utd travel to The Hawthorns looking to make it five wins on the bounce against Tony Pulis' side.

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher believes Louis van Gaal's side are still in the Premier League title race, despite being 13 points adrift leaders Leicester City.

So far, it's been a below par campaign for Man United who look like they've had a mini resurgence after four wins on the bounce in all competitions - including back-to-back wins against Arsenal and Watford.

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Darren Fletcher

However, speaking ahead of the Baggies clash against United on Sunday, the West Brom captain Fletcher - who won four Premier League titles at Old Trafford, told Sky Sports: "The scrutiny is there at Manchester United – I experienced that under Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes, that’s just what it is at that club.

“The club’s expected to win titles, challenging for the top four is not what the fans want, it’s not good enough for Manchester United. That’s the challenge that he’s facing and I think he’s realised that now. The form’s picked up dramatically the last few weeks and the young lads have come in and done fantastically.

“They’ve found themselves in a position now where the top four is a realistic possibility and the title’s not out of the question. I’m not saying they’re going to win the league but they are thereabouts now and if anybody can put a run together they’re probably going to go on and do it.

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“(Van Gaal) is a fantastic coach, he’s proved that. I think the Premier League has been a very difficult challenge for him, I think he’ll be the first to admit that he’s found it a lot more difficult than he expected. I think people look at the Premier League and are maybe a little bit naive to the tactical element of it.”

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