Manchester United have a great academy and this is proven by the form of graduates such as Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, who managed 27 goals between them in the Premier League last season.
It looks like they have another young prospect with a lot of potential coming through the ranks, amid news from the Old Trafford club.
Manchester United announced on their website that midfielder James Garner won the 2019/20 Denzil Haroun Reserve-Team Player of the Year award at the club, a prestigious prize to claim given the club’s rich talents in the academy.
The 19-year-old has made 73 appearances for the club, with seven of these coming at senior level whilst the rest have been in the youth setup, per Transfermarkt, and he has managed 15 goals and six assists in a Red Devils shirt so far.
It will be hard for Garner to get into the United squad right now with the abundance of midfield talent at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s disposal, including Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek. However, winning the award should see the Red Devils manager keep an eye on him and possibly involve him in the senior setup more frequently.
He has been linked with a loan move, possibly to the Championship, and this would be beneficial for his development so that he could get some consistent game-time at first team level; and United could then see if the 19-year-old can excel at that level and possibly be ready for full integration into Solskjaer’s squad at that point.
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