Manchester United fans are asking for James Garner to replace veteran midfielder Nemanja Matic after reports surrounding a potential January exit for the Serbian.
Reportedly, Matic could be set to exit Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order, with the Serbia international starting just four of the club’s 11 games this season.
According to Correira Del Sport via Sport24, Serie A side Internazionale are thought to be interested in signing the defensive midfielder. The Italian side are reported to have prepared a three-year contract worth €5m (roughly £4.3m).
Garner has enjoyed a brilliant season across various age groups for the Old Trafford giants this campaign, scoring five goals and getting one assist in just six games in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
After reports of a potential move for Matic in the winter window, fans asked for Garner to be introduced in his place as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:
Promote Garner in his place, that is all we should be doing there.
— Adam Bateman (@BoxyBate) October 15, 2019
Garner would do a decent job than matic. But matic and Fred who is better? I think Fred should leave before matic
— Dr.Danny🇹🇿 (@DanielMsuya11) October 16, 2019
James Garner into the senior squad.
— Nishant (@MadMadNSL) October 15, 2019
Only if Garner plays and we get at least 2 in the summer. Making lemonade out of lemons
— Marti9l’s Uncle (@GlitzOG) October 15, 2019
Matic doesn’t need replacing but Garner would be 10x more effective
— Callum ◢ ◤ (@CallumCouch) October 15, 2019
Yes garner should be Matic replacement
— Harvey⚡️ (@HarveySZN) October 15, 2019
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