Sunderland land McNair and Love from Man United

Date published: Thursday 11th August 2016 9:52

Sunderland have completed the double signing of Paddy McNair and Donald Love from Manchester United for £5.5million.

The 21-year-olds have penned four-year deals with the Black Cats having found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford.

The duo, who can both play in defence and midfield, are new manager David Moyes’ second and third signings after he landed Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea for £8million over the weekend.

Northern Ireland international McNair made 24 Premier League appearances over two seasons under United’s previous manager Louis van Gaal and recently represented his country at Euro 2016.

Love had a successful loan spell at Wigan last season in League One, while also representing the Red Devils in the Premier League and Europa League.

“Paddy is a young, athletic player who is improving all the time. He has experience for Northern Ireland and we want to bring as many international players to the club as we can,” Moyes told the club’s official website.

“Donald comes highly recommended and is another young player who I hope can develop and improve here.

“I want to add some young players to the squad as well as some senior players and both of them have got really good potential and the opportunity to improve. I want to bring in players who are here for the long-term as well as the short and hopefully these two are here for the long-term.”

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