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Manchester United have confirmed two of their players, Paddy McNair and Donald Love have left Old Trafford and completed a permanent switch to Sunderland.

The 21-year-old came up through the ranks of the Red Devils' youth system and made his Premier League debut in September 2014. He was handed his first team debut by former United manager Louis van Gaal and his impressive display saw him make it to the Northern Ireland squad.

McNair was also included in his national squad at the Euro 2016 after impressing for his club. Meanwhile, Love made two senior appearances for the 20-time English champions with one of the coming against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

United replaced Van Gaal with Jose Mourinho in May and the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager is not looking to include the duo in his plans at Old Trafford for the 2016/17 season.

A statement on United's official website read, "Manchester United defenders Paddy McNair and Donald Love have joined Sunderland on four-year deals."

"Northern Ireland international McNair, who represented his country at Euro 2016, made 27 first-team appearances and was also a key figure in the Reserves' Under-21 success over the past two seasons. Everyone at United would like to wish both Paddy and Donald all the best for the future."

Sunderland have appointed former United boss David Moyes as their new manager after Sam Allardyce left the Black Cats to take the vacant position of England manager. Moyes never included either McNair or Love in the first team during his time at Old Trafford.

However, the former Everton boss would have had a closer look at the AON Training Complex during his time with United.