Solskjaer continues Man United tradition by handing debut to youngster

I have to admit, it does feel pretty good with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, doesn’t it? Last night, the positive results kept rolling with a hard-fought 3-1 victory away at Crystal Palace.

What I love about it is the players are enjoying themselves once again. The Baby Faced Assassin is letting them do what they do best, which is making for a much happier atmosphere.

The Norwegian isn’t getting away from the traditions and mantras that United are so proud of. Giving youth a chance is key. As the old saying goes, ‘if you’re good enough, you’re old enough’ and that continued again last night with another debut.

James Garner, aged just seventeen, came on in the dying embers to make his first professional appearance. Although we didn’t see too much action from the midfielder, it must be a huge confidence-booster for him.

Now I know that Solskjaer was sort of forced into playing youth, but it would have been oh so easy to stick Andreas Pereira on at that time. Garner has clearly shown enough in training to prove that he’s worth the jersey, and he’ll be hoping this is the first of many.


Garner is more than good enough to go right to the very top in this game. If he keeps working hard, the chances will come, and no doubt he’ll be targeting an appearance on the pre-season tour over the summer. From then on, anything can happen as long as he plays well.

Congratulations, James!

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