Nottingham Forest beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Ewood Park to roar into contention for a play-off place. After the game, Manchester United fans were raving about their star midfielder James Garner who scored the opening goal.

Forest were absolutely brilliant on a cold night in Lancashire. Garner scored the first before Brennan Johnson added a second from the penalty spot in injury time.

It was the performance of Garner that naturally caught the eye of the United supporters. Plenty of their ardent fan base expects that the 20-year-old will be handed a chance next season.

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The Reds are now sixth in the Championship and even though teams behind them have games in hand, things are looking good for Forest.

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Steve Cooper has taken the team from the bottom of the Championship to sixth in just five months in charge. He’s also helped Forest to the fifth round of the FA Cup, beating Arsenal and Leicester in the process.

The work he’s done with Garner has been nothing short of sensational. The youngster was low on confidence when he checked in but recently he’s been in superb form.

United’s talented whizkid is now on track and sure;y he will get a chance to star for United during their pre-season campaign ahead of 2022/23.

What have United fans said about Garner scoring for Forest?

It’s fair to say that they’re impressed. Plenty are desperately hoping he gets a fair crack of the whip at Old Trafford, with many believing it’ll be next season.

Forest would dearly love to extend the player’s loan but ultimately those chances appear to be slim and none given his current form.

Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship
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United fans were purring over his latest Forest goal and they took to Twitter to rave about the player’s performance.

Here is what they had to say after a Garner masterclass against Blackburn.

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