Man Utd youngster poised for Preston move

Date published: Monday 11th January 2016 10:58 - Pete O'Rourke

Ben Pearson: Manchester United youngster set for Preston

Manchester United youngster Ben Pearson is set to leave the club to join Preston North End, sources have told

United boss Louis van Gaal is willing to let Pearson leave Old Trafford and Preston have moved quickly to agree a deal for the England Under-20 international.

Pearson has been with United since the age of nine but failed to make a senior appearance after failing to break into the first-team squad.

The 21-year-old had spent the first half of the current campaign on loan at League One Barnsley following a successful spell at the club last season.

A number of clubs were thought to be tracking Pearson, but Preston appear to have won the race for the midfielder’s signature.

Preston are understood to have agreed a fee in the region of £100,000 with United for Pearson, who has held talks and undergone a medical at Deepdale.

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