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Steve Bruce will this week step up his efforts to persuade a trio of Manchester United players to swap Old Trafford for Sunderland.

Nani to stay at United despite arrival of Young

Manchester United will not be offloading Nani following Ashley Young's £17m arrival at Old Trafford.

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