Darren Fletcher watches Manchester United target Ismaila Sarr
Manchester United’s technical director Darren Fletcher watched Watford’s Ismaila Sarr in Monday night’s clash against West Bromwich Albion.
The former Scotland international, who won 15 trophies during his time at Old Trafford, which included five Premier League titles, witnessed an eventful performance from the Hornets speedster.
Watford’s star man grabbed the headlines by scoring from inside his own half after catching Baggies goalkeeper David Button off his line.
However, Button got his revenge on Sarr later on in the clash when he saved a tame penalty from Watford’s number 23.
Darren Fletcher watches Ismaila Sarr
United considered moving for the Senegalese winger in the summer of 2020 as an alternative to Jadon Sancho as we failed to land the England international from Borussia Dortmund.
Sarr scored five goals in the Premier League last season, one of which came in Watford’s 4-1 home win against Manchester United in November, which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get sacked.
From 94 games for the Vicarage Road side, Sarr has scored 25 goals and laid on 19 assists – averaging just shy of a direct goal involvement in every other game.
But his best performances have undeniably come in the Championship which could well be a concern to Ten Hag.
During the 2020-21 campaign in the second tier of English football, Sarr scored 13 goals and provided ten assists, and he already has one goal and one assist to his name to start the new season.
Whereas in the Premier League he has 10 goals and eight assists from 50 top-flight appearances.
Sarr could improve by playing with better players and being managed by Ten Hag.
With Fletcher being summoned to the West Midlands – Ten Hag must be intrigued by Sarr and it’ll be interesting to see whether the Red Devils firm up their reported interest in the talented African before the summer transfer window closes.