James Garner playing for Manchester United in the Europa League.

Ole gives update on Garner future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed midfielder James Garner will not leave Manchester United on loan during the current transfer window.

The deadline for clubs to complete any deals is 23:00 GMT tonight (Friday) and, speaking on Friday morning, the boss confirmed he has no plans to allow Garner to leave United on loan.

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“James is going to stay here,”
Ole responded, when quizzed about the youngster’s future in his pre-match press conference, ahead of the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend. 

“We're going to give him a chance here to keep improving. He's had a bit of a difficult time lately, but he'll be fine.”


Speaking separately to club media, Ole also confirmed Garner will feature in Friday’s Under-23 fixture against Norwich City, which is live on MUTV from 19:00 GMT.

James, who came through our Academy set up, made his first-team debut last season in a 3-1 away win at Crystal Palace and has gone on to make six senior appearances this campaign.

The 18-year-old started three of our six Europa League group games, as we qualified for the last 32 of the competition with two matches to spare.

James has also enjoyed a stellar season for our Under-23s and has scored six goals from eight Premier League 2 appearances, while playing in a holding midfield position.

Neil Wood's side are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders West Ham United with both sides having seven fixtures left to fulfil.

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