Paddy McNair

News, Stats and Player Bio

Paddy McNair


July 2018

Contract until

June 2022


Northern Ireland




Right Back, Centre Back





Paddy James Coleman McNair was born on 27 April 1995 in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland. He started training with Manchester United at age 12 and was eventually signed in 2011. Between 2013 and 2015, he featured sparingly for the U18s and U23s. However, his consistent progress under coach Paul McGuiness earned him a recommendation into the senior team lead by Louis Van Gaal. 

McNair was handed his senior debut on 27 September 2014 by the Dutch tactician in a time when the United backline was depleted due to injuries. Nevertheless, the Northern Ireland international impressed and received plaudits from the coach and fans. He would go on to make 15 more appearances for the Red Devils that season. 

After an underwhelming 2015/2016 season at the Theatre of Dreams, he was sold to Sunderland in a joint deal involving him and Donald Love in the summer of 2016.

With the Black Cats, he played 28 games and scored seven goals in his two seasons at the club. The Northen Ireland defender joined Middlesbrough in June 2018 on a four-year deal.

Club history


July 2018 - June 2022

Sunderland AFC

August 2016 - June 2018

Sunderland AFC U23

October 2017 - February 2018

Manchester United

August 2014 - August 2016

Manchester United U21 U23

February 2014 - June 2016

Manchester United Youth

July 2013 - June 2014

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Paddy McNair News

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Lewis Wing’s future at Middlesbrough uncertain

Lewis Wing may have to permanently leave Middlesbrough this summer after being sent on loan to Rotherham United.
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Boro hold Cardiff City to draw

Middlesbrough look to be improving after every match as they continue to get good results in the Championship.
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McNair injury not as serious as initially feared

Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough has offered reassuring updates on Boro midfielder Paddy McNair.
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Middlesbrough eyeing multiple signings ahead of transfer deadline

Boro are still looking to make three major signings before the end of the transfer window, according to reports.
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Boro and QPR play out 1-1 draw

New signing Chuba Akpom scored on his Boro debut to put Middlesbrough ahead, only for Osayi Samuel to hit back shortly after for the hosts.
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Middlesbrough hit with double blow ahead of Carabao Cup tie

Middlesbrough have been hit with a double blow ahead of their opening game of the season.
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Middlesbrough rival QPR for Tottenham midfielder

Middlesbrough have emerged as a potential suitor for the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, according to reports.
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Middlesbrough boss gives hint about his future

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed that he will be having talks with Steve Gibson regarding his future.
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Boro place transfer fee for Stoke City target

Middlesbrough FC have placed an asking price for in-demand midfielder Paddy McNair.
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Stoke City eyeing up Boro defensive midfielder

Stoke City secured Championship survival yesterday and manager Michael O'Neill has already started making plans for next season.
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Woodgate explains surprise decision drop keeper

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has revealed why he dropped first choice stopper Aynsley Pears to the bench in Saturday’s victory at Charlton.
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What can Boro expect from new signing Harold Moukoudi?

Middlesbrough have completed a loan deal for St Etienne defender Harold Moukoudi, but what can Boro fans expect from the defender?
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Harold Moukoudi to Boro a done deal

According to reports in France, Harold Moukoudi has completed his loan move to Middlesbrough FC.
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Harold Moukoudi at Rockliffe Park ahead of move to Boro

St Etienne defender Harold Moukoudi is edging closer to a move to Middlesbrough according to reports from France.
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Middlesbrough looking to sign Premier League defender on loan

Middlesbrough are closing in on signing Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic according to reports from major tabloids.
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Middlesbrough boss reveals injury update on duo

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate is hoping that forward Patrick Roberts and defender Dael Fry won’t be out for a long spell on the sidelines.
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Woodgate coy on Gibson transfer rumours

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has hinted that the club could make a transfer move for Burnley defender Ben Gibson.
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Middlesbrough handed injury boost with key trio

Middlesbrough have been given a huge injury boost with the trio of Britt Assombalonga, Ryan Shotton and George Friend set to be back before the end of the month.
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Middlesbrough hold talks with Augsburg for English defender

Middlesbrough have begun talks with Aubsburg regarding a loan move for defender Reece Oxford.
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Fulham 1-0 Middlesbrough: Cottagers end Boro six-game unbeaten streak

Middlesbrough played out a disappointing 1-0 defeat on Friday to Fulham.
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Woodgate gives key updates on long term injury absentees

Middlesbrough are getting close to a clean bill of health according to manager Jonathan Woodgate.
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Middlesbrough interested in Sheffield United defender

Middlesbrough are reportedly interested in Sheffield United defender Kieron Freeman.
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Woodgate reveals injury update on key duo

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has provided updates on the injury situation of key players Daniel Ayala and Britt Assombalonbga.
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Middlesbrough interested in Aston Villa defender

Middlesbrough are reportedly monitoring the current situation of Aston Villa defender James Chester.
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Tottenham v Middlesbrough: Potential lineup

Middlesbrough face Tottenham in what should be a tough clash for Boro in the replay of the FA Cup Third Round.
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Middlesbrough v Derby County: Potential lineup

Middlesbrough resume League action at home to Wayne Rooney's Derby County.
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Middlesbrough v Derby Country: Match Preview

Middlesbrough host Derby County at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday in what will be a highly exciting clash.
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Middlesbrough v Tottenham: Woodgate forces a replay

Middlesbrough played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the FA Cup to force a replay.
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Middlesbrough v Tottenham potential lineup: McNair to replace Ayala in defence

Middlesbrough face a daunting clash against Tottenham in the FA Cup on Sunday.
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Middlesbrough reveal update on Ayala injury

Middlesbrough enjoyed a 2-0 victory at Preston but suffered an injury concern as captain Daniel Ayala was forced off.
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Middlesbrough potential lineup v Preston: Assombalonga could make return from injury

Middlesbrough play their first match of the year at Preston as they look to continue their good run of form.
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West Brom v Middlesbrough Team News: Assombalonga major doubt

Championship leaders West Brom face Middlesbrough in what should be a steep challenge for Boro at the Hawthorns.
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6 games in, what have we learned?

So the marathon that is the Championship has begun and its certainly been a learning curve for Jonathan Woodgate in the early stages of the season.
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Stick or twist for Woodgate?

Boro go into the international break having won one from their opening six league games and while there are constant reminders that implementing a new system takes time, there are question marks over Jonathan Woodgate’s approach.
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Jonathan Woodgate sets goal target for Paddy McNair

Jonathan Woodgate has set Paddy McNair with the ambitious target of getting into double figures for the campaign.
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Jonathan Woodgate wants key Northern Ireland international to stay at Boro

Middlesbrough FC manager, Jonathan Woodgate, has stated he wants the versatile player to stay at Boro amid transfer speculation.
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"Middlesbrough FC keeping an eye on 20-year-old's contract situation at Sunderland"

Boro are part of a contingent of clubs keeping a close eye on the contract situation of 20-year-old Sunderland striker.
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