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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Darron ready to quit Reds

DARRON Gibson has admitted for the first time that he is willing to leave Manchester United to get first team football.

The Ireland international has been at United since he left Derry as a 15- year-old and has made 58 appearances for the side.

However, he has struggled to impose himself on the United team, especially in the Premier League, while he also failed to make the match-day squad for last month's Champions League final.

This summer he has been heavily linked with a move away as Sunderland are keen on the United trio of Gibson, John O'Shea and Wes Brown.

Though he previously dismissed talk of leaving - telling Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni that he was “having a laugh” when Trap suggested that the midfielder should leave, the 23-year-old is now willing to quit Old Trafford.

“It wouldn't faze me one bit to leave, all I want is what's best for me,” he says.

“So if the best thing is for me to leave and go somewhere that I'll play every week then so be it. I haven't sat down with Alex to talk about it but obviously if it comes to me not playing as much as I would like next season then I'll have to move on.

“It has come to the stage where I am nearly 24 and I'm going to have to have to go somewhere else if I don't start playing regularly. If it comes down to it I just want to go somewhere right for me,” added Gibson.

Sunderland are flush with cash following the sale of Jordan Henderson to Liverpool and they could capture Gibson and Brown for a bargain €5million, though O'Shea could resist any move to force him out.

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