Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has said that he can’t wait to play with James Garner when he returns from his loan at Nottingham Forest.

The 21-year-old is on loan at the City Ground until the end of the campaign. He has been a standout performer for the Reds and a play-off place is still on the cards.

Garner is a player who has long been touted as a potential first-team star at Old Trafford. With wholesale changes expected at the club in the summer, the maestro might be in with a shout during 2022/23.

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The silky performer has lit up the City Ground at times this season. He’s floated around the field and during the current campaign, he’s actually improved his ability to play as a number six.

Garner is in his second spell at the City Ground. He spent the second half of last season on Trentside, scoring four goals in 20 appearances to help Chris Hughton’s team away from the relegation zone.

This time around he’s been far better though, showcasing true Premier League quality. His form has even earned him an England under-21 call-up this time around and he started for them earlier this week.

What has Fernandes said about Forest man Garner?

With the international break drawing to a close, Fernandes decided to do a Q&A with the United supporters on Twitter.

One supporter asked him which academy star coming through the Old Trafford ranks was he most looking forward to playing with.

The £240,000-a-week United man namechecked Garner as the player that he can’t wait to see alongside him in the Red Devils’ team.

Forest’s hopes of keeping Garner for a third spell do look considerably bleak. If United decide to loan him out again it seems likely to be to an established Premier League outfit.

The Reds can feel fortunate to have helped nurture Garner and the challenge for Steve Cooper is to find an adequate replacement for next season.

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