A report by the Manchester Evening News might have handed Nottingham Forest hope over the re-signing of Manchester United talent James Garner.

The report discusses United’s midfield options ahead of the big August kick-off. Although Paul Pogba will be the subject of interest, it claims Garner could be allowed out on loan again.

The 20-year-old spent last season away from Old Trafford. He started the campaign at Watford, before moving to Forest during the January transfer window.

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He made 20 appearances on Trentside, scoring four goals and his performances were largely impressive.

United were extremely happy with how he progressed during his time at the City Ground. Forest won’t be alone in wanting to re-sign him though, with Norwich, Swansea and Rangers all linked previously.

The Scottish Sun reported earlier this summer that Steven Gerrard was very keen to take the midfielder to Ibrox for next season.


Forest will hope to see Garner return to the City Ground. It will be hoped that his form last season will tempt United into sending him back to the club for 2021/22.

This latest report certainly provides optimism. Garner has featured in pre-season games at Derby and QPR and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears willing to loan him out once more.

Future star: Forest signing Garner could be game-changing signing

The Reds would dearly love to see the youngster back to the City Ground ahead of next season getting underway.

Forest are still a little short in the middle of the park and the United man arriving would represent a quality signing.

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His form for the Reds was mightily impressive and supporters of the club would relish the chance to finally see him in action.

Garner looks set for a bright future at United. He does, however, need regular football at this stage of his development. Forest can give him that and he’d be a very shrewd signing for the club indeed.

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