Donald Love hoping to continue a tradition at Sunderland

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling in action with Sunderland's Donald Love

The defender joined from Manchester United last week.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling in action with Sunderland's Donald LoveManchester City's Raheem Sterling in action with Sunderland's Donald Love

Donald Love has told the Chronicle that he is determined to continue the tradition of former Manchester United players starring at Sunderland.

The defender made the move to the Stadium of Light last week as he joined in a double deal alongside Paddy McNair.

He was handed an immediate place in the first team by manager David Moyes, who started him at right back for the opening game of the season at Manchester City.

He was very much given a baptism of fire as Raheem Sterling put in a star performance for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Manchester United's Donald Love and Manchester City's Jack Byrne in actionManchester United's Donald Love and Manchester City's Jack Byrne in action

Of course Love is not the first Manchester United player to make the move to Sunderland over the years, with several having done so and found success and he says he is hoping to continue that tradition by becoming a hit himself.

“I haven’t spoken to anybody but I know the history,” he told the Chronicle.

“There are a lot of players that have come here and done well and I want to carry on that tradition and help the club move forward.”

Manchester City's Nolito in action with Sunderland's Donald LoveManchester City's Nolito in action with Sunderland's Donald Love

It will now be interesting to see if Love goes on to establish himself as a first team star at Sunderland.

The right back spot is very much up for grabs in this team and after a relatively strong debut, he will be hoping to make it his own this season.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the matchSunderland manager David Moyes before the match

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