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James Garner


England Under-18s captain who has always been one of the leaders throughout his time at the club.

Garner plays centrally, in defence or midfield, and made two substitute appearances towards the end of the 2016/17 Under-18s season. He enjoyed a marvellous first full year at Under-18 level, making 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and emerging as an outstanding contributor. So much so, he was shortlisted for the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award. Garner's leadership qualities and outstanding work in the middle of the park helped the young Reds win the 2017/18 Premier League North title but he missed the national final against Chelsea due to his international commitments, skippering his country in the European Championship. Following a breakthrough season for the Reds, Garner put pen-to-paper on a first professional contract in the boardroom at Old Trafford and hopes are high he will push on further.

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The winning team!

'No club has a better tradition' Article

Kieran McKenna believes the production line of talent is still working well at Old Trafford.

Angel Gomes, James Garner, Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong.

How our youngsters benefitted from Dubai Article

Academy graduate Scott McTominay has explained what he did to help his fellow youth products in the Middle East.

MU Women celebrate a goal against Everton Ladies

Everton Ladies 0 United Women 3 Article

Three first-half goals gave the Reds a winning end to 2018 and a place in the Continental Tyres Cup's last eight.

Garner & Greenwood is just the start Article

Did you see this? Nicky Butt is confident other Academy prospects can follow James and Mason into the seniors.

Paul Pogba warms up.

Eight changes for the Reds Article

Due to a busy December schedule, Jose Mourinho has rotated his team for the game against Valencia.

Juan Mata.

'Kids are a credit to the Academy' Article

Juan Mata explains why he's thrilled to see James Garner and Mason Greenwood in the United squad.

Welcome, Garner and Greenwood
Juan Mata says

"I'm really happy they are here with us because they are fantastic players, but especially because they are great kids: the way they behave, the way they speak, the way they train.”

Mourinho knows them well

The youngsters were part of a strong Academy contingent that flew to the USA for Tour 2018, presented by Aon, last summer, training with the first team and boosting their senior education.

Who is Garner?

Also known as Jimmy, the hard-working midfielder from Birkenhead is flourishing in the Academy system, recently signed a professional contract and has also captained England at youth level.

'There is more to come'

After signing his pro deal last May, Garner told us: “It's what I've been working for since the Under-8s and Under-9s. I'm proud for myself and for my family but I think it's only the start.”

Mason Greenwood and James Garner take part in first-team training session

Youngsters train with Jose's squad Article

Two United prospects were working with the senior players on the eve of the Valencia match.

United celebrate goal number four.

U19s: United 4 Juventus 1 Article

Nicky Butt's side made it three wins from three UEFA Youth League games with an impressive four-goal showing.

Ethan Laird in action for England Under-17s

Young Reds feature as England win final Article

A trio of United youngsters were involved as the Three Lions won an Under-18 tournament in France.

Mason Greenwood

Young Reds on form for England Article

Two United youngsters were on target for their national teams in midweek.

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