It is being reported that Darron Gibson has agreed a move to Sunderland after Manchester United accepted a bid for him last week. Wes Brown and John O’Shea were also a part of that offer, although it is understood Wes is more interested in a move to Everton.

Gibson had hoped to secure a first team place this season but has failed to impress when given the opportunity. United are in the hunt for a world class central midfielder, to add to what they’ve already got, and clearly Gibson has got the message he won’t feature much.

The Ireland international turns 24-years-old this year and knows he needs to start playing regularly. He will be joining the likes of Frazier Campbell, Phil Bardsley and Kieran Richardson, who also failed to claim a place in our team. With Jordan Henderson’s recent move to Liverpool, there’s a space in the side for Gibson, who will hope to fulfil the potential of a player who has scored against Bayern Munich and in the semi-finals of the Champions League.