Darron Gibson ready to leave Manchester United and would welcome chance to play under Steve Bruce at Sunderland

Republic of Ireland international wants the chance to link up with Red Devils legend at the Black Cats after a triple bid for Old Trafford trio was reportedly accepted
Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson has said he is ready to leave Old Trafford, and that he would welcome the opportunity to play under Sunderland manager Steve Bruce at the Stadium of Light.

The 23-year-old was included in a triple bid from Sunderland this week along with defenders Wes Brown and John O’Shea, and it was reportedly accepted on Wednesday by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Gibson was quoted as saying by the Northern Echo: "Steve Bruce has played under Sir Alex Ferguson and I think he bases his managerial style on Sir Alex.

"If it came to it, I would love to play for Steve Bruce but at the minute I'm not sure what's going on."

Since joining Manchester United in 2005 and breaking into the first-team in 2008, Gibson has failed to become a regular in the side, and he now feels that the time is right to leave and have a new challenge.

"It wouldn't faze me one bit to leave, all I want is what's best for me," he added.
"So if the best thing for me is to leave and go somewhere that I'll play every week then so be it.

"I haven't sat down with Sir 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 were I'm nearly 24 and I'm going 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 where it's right for me."

Gibson also said that a triple signing from Manchester United would benefit Sunderland, as the three players would already have an understanding on the pitch.

He said: "It would not only be a massive help for us going together but it would be a massive boost for Sunderland as well because we've played together for four or five years, we know each other and that experience would be brilliant for any team. Even if we went individually it would be brilliant for the club.

"To be fair, if Sunderland got the three of us it would be unbelievable business for Sunderland.”

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