Ben Pearson closing in on Preston North End move

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Manchester United youngster Ben Pearson could complete a loan move to League One outfit Preston North End later today, according to the Daily Mail.

The loan deadline is coming to an end and it appears that Pearson is closing in on a temporary move away from Old Trafford, with the report revealing that talks between the two clubs opened earlier on this week.


Pearson, who has starred for England at youth level, looks set for a bright future in the game, and will now be desperate to prove his credentials in the first-team setup at Preston. A central-midfielder by trade, he will certainly add quality to the League One side's midfield as they look to improve their chances of securing automatic promotion in this campaign. 

It appears, though, that they may not stop there, as the same report has revealed that, as well as Pearson, they could bring in Manchester United academy captain Liam Grimshaw, who also looks set for a bright future. 

First-team chance 

In truth, it's not surprising that the duo are looking for a short term move away from the Theatre of Dreams, with the array of talent manager Louis van Gaal already has at his disposal at the club. 

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Van Gaal has, however, kept to the tradition of implementing youth into the first-team setup, with the likes of Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair and James Wilson all having starred under him in the Premier League this term. 

It remains to be seen as to whether Preston can complete a deal for the talented duo, but fans will certainly be excited as they continue to thrive in England's third tier. 

Manchester United, meanwhile, are also on the up after their first away win of the season against rivals Arsenal at the Emirates this past weekend. Next up for Van Gaal and Co. is a showdown with Hull City on home soil this Saturday afternoon. 

The Red Devils will be hoping to secure their third straight league victory in a row as they continue to climb the Premier League table. 

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