James Garner returned to form for Nottingham Forest on Friday against West Brom and afterwards, Manchester United fans raved about his display on Twitter.

The 20-year-old joined Forest on loan in August. He returned to the City Ground for a second stint but has struggled to replicate the form he showed last season.

During the second half of 2020/21, he was simply outstanding in the Garibaldi and fans clamoured for him to be the primary signing during the summer.

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Garner has made 16 appearances for the Reds and hasn’t actually registered a goal contribution just yet. On Friday, however, he did show some signs that he was edging back towards some good form.


Prior to signing for Forest during the summer, Garner was handed a bumper new deal by Manchester United. He’s highly thought of at Old Trafford and he’ll hope to kick on this season.

At 20 there is time on his side but he will hope to start holding down a regular place in the Forest team during the short term.

The Reds are 15th in the Championship after the latest round of results and it’s fair to say the team are drawing too many games for Steve Cooper’s liking.

What have Manchester United fans said about Garner playing well for Forest?

It’s fair to say that they were pretty happy after his latest performance, with United fans tuning in to see him on Sky Sports.

The Reds deserved a point at West Brom and after the Baggies went down to 10-men, Forest might have gone on to win the game.

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It wasn’t to be though and this was the fifth draw in six games for Cooper’s team. This, however, has to be viewed as a point gained, rather than two dropped.

After Friday’s game, we looked at what United supporters had to say as they watched their young talent in action for Forest.

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