REPORT: Manchester United Youngster James Garner Wanted by Championship Trio
Championship Loan Likely
Garner has adopted a greater role within the squad at United since returning to train with them after football’s suspension.
The 19-year-old midfielder has impressed the top dogs at United while featuring for the Under-23s this season.
With an array of finishing styles and an apparent quality in midfield, the teenager is set to head on-loan according to Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic.
In his last Under-23s outing before lockdown, Garner netted an exquisite brace at Stoke City.
And, since football’s return, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has integrated him into the first-team.
He has, however, struggled to break into the first-team and, therefore, a loan spell is likely according to Whitwell.
Under-23 manager Neil Wood believes a loan spell away from Old Trafford would be beneficial to Garner’s development.
He said: “Jimmy has been around first-team training throughout the season. He has trained with them then come back with us.
“The opportunity is there for him. That said, there is a lot of experience in the manager and coaching staff and if they feel like a loan would suit him, I definitely think it would be important to get him the right club.
“I think it would be a good test for him to go out play regularly; one or two games a week if he drops down to the Championship.”
Garner was close to making a loan move to Blackpool in January, but that transfer fell through.