Former Manchester United star Darren Fletcher hopes Leeds United can get promotion back to the Premier League. The Elland Road side haven’t played in the top fight since they were relegated in 2004.

Speaking to Mantality Magazine, Fletcher said one of his first away games for Manchester United was against Leeds United. The West Brom star remembers it being hostile, but at the same time it was one of the best atmospheres he’d experienced.

Fletcher still thinks Leeds United are a big club despite their problems in recent years, and hopes they can get back into the Premier League, because that’s where they belong.

“I think my second ever away game for Manchester United was against Leeds. It still sticks in my memory as one of the best atmospheres. It still rings as one of the most hostile environments I’ve played in. The rivalry between United and Leeds is big. It’s amazing how it’s stuck with me after all these years. Leeds is such a massive club and they should be in the Premier League, and hopefully they’ll get back to it one day because it’s another great rivalry for Manchester United,” said the midfielder.

Leeds United haven’t played in the Premier League for over a decade, but will feel they have a chance of at least getting into the play-offs this season. Garry Monk’s side have put together a good run of results in recent weeks, leaving them just outside the play-off places. Leeds United next face leaders Newcastle United, a game which will be played in front of the first full house at Elland Road for six years.