Nottingham Forest enjoyed real success last season with the loan signing of James Garner from Manchester United.

The youngster checked in at the City Ground after a loan spell with Watford was terminated in January.

He made 20 appearances for the Reds and scored four goals during his time playing in the Garibaldi.

Plenty of supporters are hopeful that Garner can return to Forest for another loan during 2021/22 – although that might not be possible.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been taking a look at the youngster during pre-season, with no decision yet to be made.

It does seem as though a relationship could blossom between the two clubs, however.

United will have plenty of other players who won’t be in Solskajer’s plans who might be available for loan.

We looked at three United players who Forest could target on a temporary deal from Old Trafford during 2021/22.

Ethan Galbraith

The Northern Irishman was a regular for the club’s under-23 ranks last season, scoring twice and claiming one assist.

 

He would perhaps offer a similar player to Garner, although he is a little bit more versatile.

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For the under-23 ranks during 2020/21 he has featured in midfield, at centre-back and in the No.10 role behind a striker.

The 20-year-old has made one appearance for the first team and is a very highly-rated player coming through the Old Trafford ranks.

Shola Shoretire

The 17-year-old was a surprise inclusion in United matchday squads towards the back end of last season – making his first-team debut in a 3-1 win over Newcastle.

He also gained an outing from the bench during a game against Real Sociedad in the Europa League and is an exciting talent.

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Shoretire can operate on either flank or through the middle, boasting blistering pace and a keen eye for goal.

The Newcastle-born youngster has scored six times for the under-23 ranks and could head out on loan again before the transfer window shuts.

Hannibal Mejbri

The wildcard. Make no honest about it, United are unlikely to be loaning the 18-year-old out anytime soon and particularly to the Championship.

Hannibal was a revelation last season in the under-23 ranks scoring four goals and claiming 11 assists.

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The Manchester Evening News has backed him to be a possible heir to Bruno Fernandes’ throne and he could get some game time this season.

Forest are still somewhat short of creativity in midfield though and if they could snare him from Old Trafford he’d be a big coup.

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