Since the start of pre-season, I, like many other Manchester United fans, have been campaigning to see James Garner in first-team action with regularity.
So far, those calls have fallen on deaf ears. For whatever reason, we’re yet to see the talented teenager earn more than a few minutes here or there at the end of games.
It must be frustrating for the young man, particularly as midfield has been such a glaring weakness for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side.
Now though, a move away could be on the cards. According to The Sun, the 18-year-old United starlet is wanted on loan by a host of clubs in the January transfer window. Now Solskjaer must decide whether to sanction the move, granting Garner regular minutes going into the New Year.
Apparently, Garner is wanted by Championship sides Wigan Athletic and Preston North End, while League One side Sunderland are also keen.
The midfielder has travelled with United’s squad to take on Partizan this evening, but for me, it’s simple; either play the lad or let him go and get minutes elsewhere.
A loan move to the Championship for the second half of the season could be perfect. It worked wonders for Axel Tuanzebe last term. Just look at the centre-back now?
Garner will be hoping to follow suit, and although many believe he should have already had his chance, perhaps he’d be prepared to wait a little longer if a loan move for him was sanctioned.