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Manchester United midfielder being courted by Championship side

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Talented midfielder Ben Pearson is being closely monitored by Simon Grayson’s Preston, amid speculation over a potential loan move from Premier League giants Manchester United, according to sports journalist Alan Nixon.

Ben Pearson

The 20-year-old has spent the first half of the season on loan at League One side Barnsley, and stood out in a struggling team, so a move to the Championship would be an obvious next step for his development.

The Tykes are clearly disappointed about losing the midfielder after manager Lee Johnson said: “I love Ben to bits… I think he’s a fantastic talent,”

 “All I can do is thank him for the effort he’s put in.”

“One day hopefully when he’s writing his book after a great career he’ll mention us all.”

Louis van Gaal may potentially be reluctant to let Pearson leave again as he requires cover for the first-team, but if the situation changes over January then he may become available for North End to pounce.

Preston have surprised many this season and sit comfortably in mid-table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone in 15th place.

Grayson will hope that with the right additions over the next month, Preston can continue to defy the doubters, and have no relegation concerns come the end of the season.

Preston fans……What do you think? Would Pearson be a good signing for your club? What areas of the team do you want to see being strengthened over January? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


University Student and Coventry City fan. Looking to move into journalism in the future.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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