Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he was pleased James Garner joined Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window.
The talented midfielder is highly-rated at Old Trafford, but he has understandably had to go out on loan to get regular minutes.
However, a spell with Watford earlier in the campaign didn’t really go to plan for the 19-year-old, as whilst he made 20 appearances, he was never a guaranteed starter.
Therefore, it was agreed to let Garner link up with Forest, and he’s had an ideal start to life at the City Ground, starring in consecutive victories for Chris Hughton’s side.
And, speaking to United’s official site, Solskjaer explained why he was happy to see Garner, and Tahith Chong who went to Club Brugge, get the right moves for their careers.
“I think we’ve done well with finding different places for players because it’s important that they go out and they get the match-time and a challenge. With Jimmy and Tahith we thought it was right that they changed their hunting ground.”
Garner is sure to start as Forest host Bournemouth this weekend.
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You can completely understand where Solskjaer is coming from, because as United manager he will want his player to go out on loan and play each week.
Even though it’s very early days, it does seem as though Garner will be an influential player for Forest, as he has been crucial to successive wins.
So, everyone connected to this deal will hope it continues to work out, and it could look a smart deal for all parties come May.
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