Manchester United are set to send defender Jonny Evans on-loan to Sunderland.

The Daily Mail says Evans is to join Sunderland on loan until the end of the season - despite offers from Wigan, Birmingham and Sheffield United.

Evans, who was 20 on Wednesday, was arrested last month over an allegation of rape at United's Christmas party - an accusation he denies - and has been bailed until February 23.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned the defender about his behaviour and believes Sunderland, under former United captain Roy Keane, is the best place for him to progress.