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Former Man Utd midfielder trains with Class of 92-owned Salford City

Former Man Utd midfielder Darron Gibson trains with Class of 92-owned Salford City, as he tries to keep his fitness up whilst searching for a new club.

The 32 year old, who has been without a team since he was released by Wigan Athletic in the summer, looks to kick-start what has been described as a faltering career.

Gibson joined the Red Devils at 17 years of age and went on to play a total of 60 matches whilst under Sir Alex Ferguson, got on the scoresheet 10 times.

The Republic of Ireland international also put the ball in the back of the net in a Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich as well as in a semi-final against Schalke.

 

However he failed to live up to the potential soon after that and he was eventually sold to Everton in January 2012.

The former Royal Antwerp and Wolves loanee scored twice in 51 games for the Toffees between 2012 and 2017, but he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury while on international duty in October 2013, never making more than 18 appearances in a single season.

Gibson signed for Sunderland, in January 2017. He signed an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee, though played 12 matches as the Black Cats suffered relegation to the Championship.

He was charged with driving with excess alcohol in March 2018, before getting suspended by the club, and then left by mutual consent less than a fortnight later.

Wigan signed the former Man Utd midfielder in August 2018, though after 18 games, he was axed and since then, he has been invited to train with Salford, who are managed by Graham Alexander.

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Gibson played with four of the club’s co-owners whilst at Old Trafford, they are Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. David Beckham and Nicky Butt departed just before Gibson joined from Irish side Institute.

The Ammies have revealed that they have no plans to offer a contract to Gibson at the moment. Could he possibly try and win them over and help them get promotion this season?

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