Sunderland agree fee for two Manchester United players

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Since taking over at Sunderland, David Moyes appears hell-bent on raiding Manchester United.

The Scot was keen to sign Marouane Fellaini before Jose Mourinho decided that the Belgian still had a part to play this season.

So, with Fellaini unavailable, Moyes has turned to two younger United players.

That’s because, according Sky Sports, he’s agreed a fee for both Paddy McNair and Donald Love.

The report states that Sunderland will pay £5million for McNair - which could rise to £7m - while Love will cost £1m.

Moyes wanted Fellaini and Januzaj

Earlier this month, Moyes admitted that he wanted to return to Old Trafford to add to his Black Cats squad with him being linked with both Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.

"If anyone of those players want to join us, I would be happy to have them because they are excellent players,” he said.

"We are interested, but I am sure a host of other clubs are too."

While Love and McNair may not have the experience of Fellaini and Januzaj, Moyes will be hoping they can contribute to what is likely to be a relegation battle this season.

Love only made two appearances for the Red Devils last season, one against Sunderland in the league and the other against FC Midtjylland in the Europe League.

Meanwhile, McNair has a bit more first-team experience. He played 18 times in all competitions during Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge.

Van Gaal on McNair

The defender impressed the Dutchman so much, that Van Gaal claimed he could be the first choice right-back at Old Trafford for years to come.

"It is not only Paddy McNair who has impressed with his development, as I have given a lot of chances to younger players," Van Gaal said.

"But Paddy McNair has developed himself very well, not only as a central defender but now we are giving him the chance to develop as a full-back and he did it very well.

"He has done it already in the second team [Under-21s] and has done it now at a higher level in the first-team. Maybe he shall be the right full-back of Manchester United for the next 10 years, you never know. He has the chance."

However, McNair wasn’t given too many opportunities last season - making just nine appearances - and it seems Van Gaal’s prediction of him nailing down a right-back position at the Theatre of Dreams seems to be wide of the mark.

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