After his recent performance for Nottingham Forest, Manchester United fans are urging Erik ten Hag to give James Garner an opportunity in the first squad next season.
On Tuesday night, the on-loan midfielder was in action once more as Forest beat Championship leaders Fulham 1-0 to keep their automatic promotion ambitions alive. The visitors won at Craven Cottage thanks to a goal from Philip Zinckernagel after 15 minutes, moving them three points behind Bournemouth in second place with three games remaining.
United fans kept a careful eye on Garner’s current performance in the center of the pitch, just as they had throughout the second half of the season. Many fans have already demanded that the 21-year-old be given a chance at Old Trafford next season.
With Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic both expected to leave in the summer, incoming manager Ten Hag will look to improve the midfield in the approaching transfer window. The Reds have been connected to a number of players, including Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips.
According to reports this week, Ten Hag will offer Garner the opportunity to stake a claim for a spot in his team. United supporters want the Dutchman to pay attention to the midfielder next season.
Garner still has three games left for Forest this season, and he might earn automatic promotion at the City Ground. In their penultimate game of the season, Steve Cooper’s side go to Bournemouth, a game that might determine who joins Fulham in the Premier League next season and who will have to go through the play-offs.