Donald Love

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Donald Love is a defender currently playing for Sunderland.

Donald Love
Full Name Donald Alistair Love
Date of Birth 2 December 1994
Age 25 years
Place of Birth Rochdale, England
Position Right back
Nationality Scottish
Current club Sunderland
Previous club/s Manchester United


Youth career

Donald is a right back who started his career at Manchester United. Injuries disrupted his availability and as such he was seldom a regular in any side at United in his early days. However, when fit his performances were good and he was rewarded with a professional contract in 2013.

He found opportunities hard to come by in 2014/15 but forced his way into the Under-21 side in the second half of the season, often playing in a new centre back role.

On 2nd October 2015, Donald joined Wigan on a two month loan. He got injured in November but still did enough to have his loan extended by a month. In February 2016, Donald joined the first team away to Sunderland due to injuries and came on as a first half substitute. In April 2016, Donald scored his first goal at Under-21 level.

Donald joined Sunderland in August 2016 for a fee of £500k, signing a four year contract.


Donald has represented Scotland at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels. He is eligible for England too.

Career statistics

Club Season Under-21 First Team Total
Starts Subs Goals Assists Starts Subs Goals Assists Starts Subs Goals Assists
Manchester United 2013-14 4 3 0 0 4 3 0 0
2014-15 14 4 0 0 14 4 0 0
2015-16 18 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 19 1 1 2
Career total 36 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 37 8 1 2

Career honours