Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been discussing the club’s decision to send James Garner to Nottingham Forest.

The Red Devils opted to terminate the player’s loan with Watford and send him to the City Ground instead.

Garner has played two matches for the Reds, helping Chris Hughton’s men to two successive victories.

The 19-year-old had spent the first half of the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Vicarage Road.

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He started 14 of Watford’s 22 games in the Championship but had fallen out of favour under Xisco Munoz.

Solskjaer has now admitted it was important that United changed Garner’s club during the January transfer window.

He told the club’s official website: “Yes I think we have done well with finding different places for players. It’s important they go out and get the match-time and a challenge.

“With Jimmy, we thought it was right that they changed their hunting ground.”

Garner has been a breath of fresh air in the Forest midfield and fans have been delighted with his start.

With Ryan Yates, Harry Arter and Samba Sow all injured, the arrrival of a midfielder was badly needed on Trentside.

Could this be the start of a blossoming relationship with Manchester United?

From a Forest perspective that would be most welcomed.

Garner’s opening two performances have already seen fans demand he has snapped up for next season too.

The Red Devils academy starlet shows maturity beyond his years and the passing range he possesses is superb.

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United bring through some quality youngsters and striking a relationship with the Premier League club can’t be a bad thing.

Garner should play plenty of football at the City Ground – and that should delight Solskjaer.

If the Norwegian decides to loan out the teenager again next season, Forest can put themselves right at the front of the queue.

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