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Sunderland Agree Fee With Manchester United For Duo

Sunderland have reportedly agreed a fee with Manchester United for young defensive duo Paddy McNair and Donald Love.

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According to 'Sky Sources', Sunderland have agreed a fee with Manchester United for Donald Love and Paddy McNair. The defensive duo were not in Jose Mourinho's plans at Old Trafford and with both free to find new clubs, David Moyes is hoping to tempt them to the Stadium of Light.

No fee has been mentioned for the pair but with neither being particularly highly-rated nor on long-term contracts, the fee will hopefully not take up too much of our supposed 'limited budget'.

McNair is a Northern Ireland international who has made 24 appearances for United under Louis van Gaal over the last two seasons after making his debut in the midst of an injury crisis.  Love had a spell on loan at Wigan last season, where he made 7 appearances in the league and one in the FA Cup, before returning to Old Trafford and making his debut for United at the Stadium of Light after he came on as a substitute following Matteo Darmian's injury.

Both 21-years-old, McNair is primarily a central defender who can also fill in at full back and in a defensive midfield role, whilst Love is a right back by trade but like McNair is versatile and can cover both central defence and midfield.

Should the pair complete their moves, they will become the second and third arrivals under the reign of David Moyes, after Papy Djilobodji, while Steven Pienaar remains on trial.

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