James Garner, 19, who featured in the Manchester United first team last season on multiple occasions, begins a new chapter spending the 2020/21 season on-loan with Watford. For an academy boy who has been around the club since the age of eight, it’s with excitement that we watch him head off to fine-tune the skills needed to cement his legacy with the first team.
Manchester Evening News reported that Garner became quite the hot topic this summer as Huddersfield Town and Coventry City lined up for their shot at a season-long loan, which Watford ultimately won.
It’s clear that United are keen to make sure that James went into a club situation that could foster the type of development they wanted to see, and Watford looks like they can do just that as they try and scrap their way back to the Premier League.
The positives are certainly there, get Garner the first team playing time needed, and send him back to fill a United player’s big shoes. As the club looks towards the future, we reminisce.
We have certainly had an immense amount of success and talent produced out of the United Academy. With a manager like Ole at the wheel, the future is bright for these young lads as more of them see first-team playing time.