Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals how James Garner has impressed him

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals how James Garner has impressed him

After including him in the squad that is set to take on AZ Alkmaar, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on James Garner.

The Under-23s midfielder has been rewarded for his efforts following a fine form this season scoring six in seven appearances for Neil Wood's side as they sit second in Premier League 2 Division 2, including netting the winner against Lincoln in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.

Speaking ahead of the Alkmaar clash, Solskjaer lauded Garner, "Of course Jimmy (Garner) has now really, really, taken steps as a box-to-box midfielder. I think he’s developing all the time. He played 90 minutes last night (against Lincoln on Tuesday) so I don’t think we’ll see him from the start anyway.

"Let’s see how we are tonight (in training). The young boys are getting there but they are not the ones we are expecting to run the games. We expect a lot from our experienced players as well. It’s a nice time for them when they play with older men and last night against Lincoln was a good game for them to get ready for men’s football."

Garner was handed his Premier League debut last season when he came off the bench in the final minutes of the away win against Crystal Palace.

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