Sunderland sign Manchester United defenders

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Sunderland have announced the signing of Manchester United defenders Paddy McNair and Donald Love for a combined £5.5m. The 21-year-olds have agreed four-year deals with the Black Cats.


McNair, who represented Northern Ireland at Euro 2016, made his United debut in September 2014 and played 27 times for the club. Scot Love, who spent time on loan at Wigan last season, played twice for United, the first of which was against the Black Cat in Febuary.


Numerous report had suggested a deal for the pair was forthcoming as new Black Cats boss and former Manchester United manager David Moyes sought reinforcements for his first season on Wearside.


"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," said Moyes. Moyes succeeded new England manager Sam Allardyce at Sunderland last month. Moyes's first signing was 27-year old Senegal centre-back Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea on a £8million on a four year deal.