Manchester United fans react on Twitter as McNair signs for Sunderland

Manchester United's Paddy McNair in action

Manchester United have sold Paddy McNair and Donald Love to Sunderland.

Manchester United's Paddy McNair in actionManchester United's Paddy McNair in action

Sunderland sealed the signings of Manchester United duo Paddy McNair and Donald Love earlier today, the club announced on their official website.

Love made his first start for the Red Devils in a loss at the Stadium of Light earlier this year, but McNair was the more high profile of the two and a Northern Ireland international.

Manchester United's Ashley Young, Donald Love and Andreas Pereira look dejected after Chelsea's first goalManchester United's Ashley Young, Donald Love and Andreas Pereira

McNair broke through into the United first team in Louis van Gaal's first season in charge, and established himself as a useful squad player for the Red Devils.

With United not blessed in terms of depth defensively it is a little of a surprise to see them willing to allow McNair to allow so easily, but manager Jose Mourinho evidently felt letting the defender leave was the fairest decision.

Manchester United's Paddy McNair shoots at goalManchester United's Paddy McNair shoots at goal

McNair in particular could be a useful signing for Sunderland, with the Black Cats at risk of losing defender Lamine Kone to Everton, The BBC report.

He is just 21-years-old and can feature in midfield as well as defence, and United will hope they do not go on to regret letting him leave.

Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair in action with Poland's Artur JedrzejczykNorthern Ireland's Paddy McNair in action with Poland's Artur Jedrzejczyk

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