Adrien Rabiot’s arrival at Old Trafford could force James Garner to leave Manchester United.
Sky Sports News reports that any decision on the future of the Red Devils’ youngster will only be taken after they see out their pursuit to land Rabiot.
United are trying to secure the signing of the France international as their hunt for a midfielder continues.
The transfer saga with Frenkie de Jong seems to be never-ending. This is piling more pressure on the club to look for another midfielder.
If Rabiot does move to the Theatre of Dreams, Garner will find it hard to get consistent game-time.
Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are ahead of him in the pecking order.
If Rabiot is added to this list, Garner could become an unwitting casualty of the new signing.
Forcing James Garner out will be a mistake from Manchester United
The 21-year-old received plaudits for his displays at Nottingham Forest where he spent last season as a loanee.
He played a significant role in the promotion of Steve Cooper’s side, bagging four goals and eight assists in 44 appearances. Garner played the role of breaking up play and initiating attacks for his side.
He was impressive against Rayo Vallecano in the United’s last pre-season game.
Erik ten Hag is known to develop young talents and he could be a perfect coach for James Garner.
The youngster still needs to prove himself on the big stage and this season can be a perfect platform for him.
Fred and McTominay have repeatedly failed to do their jobs efficiently in the centre of the park.
Ten Hag should try out Garner at the base of the midfield in the next few games.
Even if Rabiot signs for United, the youngster should not be allowed to move considering he possesses more technical ability than the midfield duo who started against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
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