Sunderland made it a Manchester United double in one day as the club added John O’Shea to Wes Brown, with the Irishman penning a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light. The Irishman has moved to the Black Cats for an undisclosed fee and will remain a Sunderland player until the summer of 2015. O’Shea will link up with former United captain Steve Bruce on Wearside as well as his former Red Devils teammates Brown, Kieran Richardson, Phil Bardsley and Frazier Campbell.
Speaking to Sunderland’s official website about the move, O’Shea said:
“Once I’d heard reports about the club and the people here, the ambitions and what the manager was all about it was the only place I was going to come to.”
Bruce is delighted that the Irish international agreed a move to Sunderland and is hopeful his experience will benefit the Black Cats squad this season.
“John has been a solid, consistent part of Manchester United’s squad for well over a decade which goes to show the fantastic pedigree of player we have signed. He is a wonderful professional both on and off the field and his wealth of experience and versatility will be great attributes for us. I’m delighted with the players we’ve been able to secure ahead of the new season.”