Manchester United's Donald Love and Manchester City's Jack Byrne in action
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have offered right back Donald Love to Sunderland – and manager David Moyes is open to a deal.
The Black Cats have endured a frustrating summer, as Sam Allardyce left the club to take over as England manager last month, and the club's first signing of the summer only arrived on Friday as Papy Djilobodji arrived from Chelsea.
Sunderland manager David Moyes poses
New manager David Moyes needs new additions quickly given that the new Premier League season is just a matter of days away, and it seems that one of his former clubs are looking to offer him some players.
The Daily Mail report that Manchester United – who Moyes managed for less than a year – have offered Sunderland a deal for Paddy McNair, as well as right back Donald Love.
Manchester United's Ashley Young, Donald Love and Andreas Pereira look dejected
Love, 21, has come up through the ranks at Old Trafford having joined the Red Devils back in 2002, and made his Premier League debut last season – ironically against Sunderland – as he came on as a substitute for the injured Matteo Darmian.
A Scottish Under-21 international, Love spent time on loan at Wigan Athletic last season, and United are open to letting him leave this summer, on loan again or potentially on a permanent deal.
Sunderland manager David Moyes
Primarily a right back who can also play at right wing back, Love would boost a real problem position for Sunderland, who used Adam Matthews, Billy Jones and DeAndre Yedlin at right back last season – and only one of those is at the club now.
It's stated that manager Moyes, who worked with Love at Old Trafford, is open to a deal for the young defender, who may be one for the future rather than an immediate solution to Sunderland's right back problems.
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