Date: 11th January 2012 at 11:37pm
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There may be a collective cheer tomorrow morning from United fans with the news that one of the least popular players at the club: Darron Gibson is in talks with Everton over a January move. 

The Mirror notes:

Manchester United’s Darron Gibson has emerged as a £2.5million target for Everton.

Gibson has been told by manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he can leave United, and is understood to have held preliminary talks with the Goodison Park club.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder was set to leave United for Sunderland in the summer, but the proposed move broke down over personal terms.

Gibson has made just two appearances this season, having fallen out of favour. He has also suffered a broken metatarsal.

Readers of this site, or followers of mine on twitter will no I’ve always championed the youth academy product as not being nearly as bad as many United fans claim he is.

The fact is though, with the return of Paul Scholes, plus ‘restaurant-gate’, it’s not been an easy Christmas period for the midfielder and it now seems that one of Sir Alex’s least loved charges will be departing.

Many Reds may be glad to see the back of him, but I’ll stand by my assessment of Gibson as a player who given the chance could have been a useful squad member for United.

Here’s a reminder that he wasn’t all bad:

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9 responses to “Unpopular Midfielder Finally Set To Leave Old Trafford”

  1. bobby dazzler says:

    He was never as bad as people made out. Would have liked to have seen him move on last summer though.

  2. bobby dazzler says:

    Also £2.5m seems like a bargain for a half decent midfielder who knows how to score the odd goal.

  3. da gimp says:

    change no to know ballbag

  4. he needs to leave to get first team football

  5. jonathan says:

    Ive felt the same way as you have about him. Towards the end of last season he had a run of a few games and it was evident how much better he was with just a little more opportunity. That said, a move to a respected club like Everton may bring out the best of him than only playing twice a month.

  6. nick says:

    He has great potential with a run of games, the only midfielder we have (Scholes now included) who will take a shot from outside the box and hit the target. £2.5 mill is an absolute steel for anyone who gets him. Good luck to you Darron

  7. stevo says:

    Fourth choice for Rep Of Ireland says enough.

  8. sh_V says:

    Good Luck Gibson..U will be a success there

  9. ggh says:

    hope man u have inserted a clause whereby they receive money if he’s a success and everton choose to sell. many years of schooling at carrington must be worth something.