Not sure if this is the right forum for this thread(?) It appears as though United are likely to sign at least one, possibly two, of Sunderland's academy players. Their new owner Stewart Donald gave an unbelievably open interview to fan podcast Roker Rapport. It's very much worth a listen as Donald goes into absurd transparency over transfer negotiations from an owner's perspective. He slams agents and speaks directly about the future of several players like Jack Rodwell (leaving next week apparently), Paddy McNair (bids accepted from Stoke and Boro apparently) and many others. Listen from 42.59 to 43.42 He essentially says 2 of their academy players are leaving due to interest from United, Arsenal and Spurs. He mentions United twice and puts emphasis on us. I've been on a Sunderland forum and they reckon the players are Bali Mumba and Sam Greenwood. Greenwood's a 16 year old striker who has been capped by England U16. He's been linked too with Stuttgart. Mumba is also 16, plays as a DM and made his first team debut on the last day of the season in a 3 nil win against Wolves. He's been capped at England U17 level and became Sunderland's youngest captain as John O'Shea handed him the armband as he was substituted. Sunderland fans speak especially highly of him. Thought I'd flag this up. Do check out the interview though - fascinating stuff.