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Man United transfer stance on James Garner as third club enters race to sign youngster

Manchester United are set to loan out midfield starlet James Garner this summer.

The 19-year-old has shone in Neil Wood’s Under-23 side this season, but has been limited to just three first-team starts, all of which have come in the Europa League.

Garner can feel hard done by at his lack of minutes given by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term with fellow academy stars Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams establishing themselves as fully-fledged members of the first-team squad.

The Birkenhead-born youngster has clearly outgrown age-group football and has been constantly knocking on the first-team door with his impressive performances for the development teams.

And it looks like Garner will finally get regular first-team game time, albeit on loan in the Championship rather than at Old Trafford.

The Daily Mail reports that Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City and Swansea have all registered an interest in taking the midfielder on loan and are closely monitoring him.

Garner has shown he has the potential to break into the United first-team, but his immediate pathway has been blocked somewhat given the options in the middle of the park with Paul Pogba likely to stay and Nemanja Matic signing a contract extension.

A loan move elsewhere could provide the perfect opportunity to impress United coaches and accelerate his development into the first-team the following season.

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