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Manchester United midfielder planning loan move

Manchester United midfielder James Garner is another Manchester United player actively seeking a long loan move.

The Manchester Evening News says Garner’s representatives intend to arrange a season-long loan now he is back from United’s Europa League campaign in Cologne.

The 19 years old midfielder made three starts and three substitute appearances last season and was named as a substitute seven times in the Premier League but last made a matchday league squad in December. Discussions were held about a possible mid-season loan move but Garner finally decided to stay at United.

United head of first-team development Nicky Butt said at the time Garner needed to spend more time with the first-team. “I think I’d probably be the same if I was 18 or 19 and not getting in the first-team,” Butt told the MEN. “I’d want to go and play men’s football as well.

“Because you do come to a point in the reserves where you bypass that and it does become too easy for you, and it becomes a bit lethargic and you also want to push the younger ones up. 

“But then also the flip-side of it is you don’t want to dive into the wrong loan spell or wrong club and end up thinking, ‘I’ve made a complete error here, I’m going to lose six months, I’m going to lose a year of my football, I’m at the wrong club’. So you’ve got to be very careful.

United are expecting a mass exodus of Under-23 players on loan after Tahith Chong joined Bundesliga side Werder Bremen last week while Aliou Traore moved to Ligue 2 outfit Cannes.

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