By Emma Sanders

Darren Fletcher claims Elland Road was one of the most hostile environments he’s played in as he opened up about his rivalry with Leeds during his years with Manchester United.

The midfielder also admitted the club was too big to be playing in the Championship and he hopes to see them back in the English top flight soon.

Fletcher played against Leeds on a number of occasions during his 15-year career with United and the Scotland international revealed his thoughts on Garry Monk’s side.

“It still rings as one of the most hostile environments I’ve played in. The rivalry between United and Leeds is big. Leeds is such a massive club,” Fletcher told Mantality Magazine in an exclusive interview.

“They should be in the Premier League and hopefully they will get back to it one day because it’s another great rivalry for Manchester United.”

The 32-year-old has made 12 appearances for West Brom so far this season across all competitions.

Leeds are currently in 6th place in the Championship and are showing solid progression under Garry Monk after a slow start to the campaign.

They have not been in the Premier League for 13 seasons after they were relegated in 2004 and have not faced Manchester United since then.

In other Leeds news, this is the latest in the club’s pursuit of this midfield star who is out of contract.