Midfielder on the verge of completing swift Manchester United transfer exit

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Manchester United have recalled youngster Liam Grimshaw from his loan deal at Motherwell only to sell him onto Preston North End, according to reports.

The Scottish Sun note that Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is bitterly disappointed after having loanee Grimshaw taken away from his side after Preston reportedly made a bigger offer for the player.

Grimshaw had shone at Fir Park, where he made 16 appearances for the Scottish side, and the tabloid reports that McGhee was confident of confirming a deal for the player.

However, the former Leicester City and Wolves manager has missed out on the chance to complete a permanent deal for the 20-year-old, who instead appears on the brink of signing for Championship side Preston.

Fallen giants PNE enjoyed better fortune than their Lancastrian neighbours United on Tuesday evening when they secured a 2-1 away victory at Bristol City [BBC Sport].

The win takes Simon Grayson’s side up to 13th in the table, and while they remain 10 points off the playoffs, it’s not unthinkable that potential new boy Grimshaw could find himself trying to help his soon-to-be new club back to the top flight over the coming months.

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