Speaking to the PA News Agency (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United midfielder James Garner has admitted that he could seek another loan exit this summer if he does not receive adequate game-time at Old Trafford.
Garner made his first-team debut for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has since been farmed out on loan spells away from the club. The 21-year-old had a short stint at Watford in the first half of the 2020/21 campaign before joining Nottingham Forest in January last year.
Having made a good impression, the midfielder returned to the City Grounds for another stint last season and performed admirably. Garner was crucial to Nottingham Forest winning promotion back to the Premier League through playoffs. Now that he is back at Manchester United, the Englishman is keen on carving out a place for himself at Old Trafford
Garner added that if he does not feel that he can play regularly at Manchester United, he would seek a loan move away, while also claiming that he would prefer to join a Premier League side. He reiterated his desire to play for United, insisting that it has always been, and has continued to be his dream. He then stated that he would however be very much open to the idea of leaving the club on loan again if he is not promised enough game time, adding that he would love to remain in the Premier League as well.
It remains to be seen what Manchester United decide to do with regard to Garner’s future. It is unlikely that he would receive regular game-time under Erik ten Hag, who has Fred, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen as options, while the Red Devils are also pushing for Frenkie de Jong.