The Daily Express says the new Scotland captain is to voice concerns over his prospects at the club to Ferguson.

Fletcher has failed to start a game this season and, surprisingly, did not even make the bench for Sunday's Manchester derby when Ferguson selected youngsters Chris Eagles and Fraizer Campbell ahead of him.

With the transfer window closing at the end of next week, the 23-year-old has told friends that the time may have come to quit United.

Newcastle - who have already snapped up Alan Smith, another player who was on the first-team fringe at Old Trafford - and Liverpool, surprisingly, will lead the queue of clubs interested in Fletcher.