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Fans in shock as Salford City sign former Man Utd midfielder Darren Gibson

Darren Gibson has signed a short-term deal with League Two outfit Salford City FC.

The former Premier League winner with Manchester United has joined Salford City and the deal can be best described as a surprise.

Having recently played with Wigan Athletic, the former Republic of Ireland international was released by the Latics in the summer. The 32-year-old will now play for Salford until the end of the season.

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Ties with the Class of ’92 surely helped Salford get this deal over the line, and it is thought that Gibson had been training with them for a while to build up his fitness.

Speaking to Salford City, Gibson said: “I’m looking forward to it. It’s a new challenge. I like where the club is heading — trying to push for promotion. I’m looking forward to getting involved and signing.

“It’s a new challenge. Obviously a challenge for the club and a challenge for me personally. I’ve not played in a while but I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.”

Manager Graham Alexander will be hoping Gibson’s top-flight experience will aid the club’s play-off push.

Some fans were surprised the League Two side had managed to sign Gibson, while Reds wished their former player good luck in his new chapter.

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