‘Man Utd have a superstar’ – James Garner display has Forest fans raving
Manchester United loanee James Garner continues to impress Nottingham Forest fans – & producing a brilliant performance against eternal rivals Derby County is certainly one way to endear yourself.
Garner, who came through United’s academy, made his senior debut at the age of 17 in February 2019 and is highly regarded at Old Trafford.
After a difficult loan spell at Watford, the midfielder joined Forest in January 2021 and helped the Championship side avoid relegation.
He returned to the club on a season-long loan deal and is now playing under Steve Cooper, who previously managed Garner with England at Under-17 level.
The 20-year-old recently impressed in the FA Cup win over Arsenal and produced another great display in the 2-1 win over Derby, who are managed by United legend Wayne Rooney.
He showcased his impressive ability on the ball, taking 49 touches and registering two key passes during his 90 minutes on the pitch.
Garner also helped his side defensively, winning four tackles, five ground duels and three aerial duels as well as making three clearances.
We’ve rounded up a number of tweets from Forest fans that were impressed by his display.
What’s genuinely amazing about this #nffc team is that we are finishing games with five or six candidates for Man Of The Match. Brennan, McKenna, Grabban all wonderful!
But I can’t look past James Garner. He was box-to-box all game and ran Derby ragged. Love you, my son…
— Tom Head (@WiggumCharm) January 22, 2022
James Garner is an absolute player, by the way.
— Simo 🛑🕒 (@larsbohemian) January 22, 2022
Every #nffc player was exceptional in that 2nd half but James Garner was different gravy.
— Ryan Wise (@ryanwise94) January 22, 2022
James Garner was a different level today. His best game by an absolute mile in either of his stints here. Superb.
— Ben (@BenNFFC2002) January 22, 2022
@tomandrewstew mate you’re United aren’t you, if James Garner isn’t starting for you next season either you’re manager is clueless or you’ve signed some beasts, he is absolutely sensational
— Liampsmith91 (@liampsmith91) January 22, 2022
James Garner MOTM all day long. Superb. #nffc
— Ian Ross Davies (@IRDavies90) January 22, 2022
— Ollie (@OlliePitt87) January 22, 2022
James Garner, this is a midfield master class!!!! #nffc
— Boony (@boonycarlsberg) January 22, 2022
James Garner by the way. Absolutely sensational #NFFC
— Sam Evans (@samevansnffc) January 22, 2022
Poor first half again but terrific second, only one side in it. Garner absolutely superb. Get in!!! #nffc 🔴⚪️👊
— Thomas Payne (@trickytrees12) January 22, 2022
We’re truly blessed to see James Garner in garibaldi. Guy’s special #nffc
— Jim Bob (@JVNFFC) January 22, 2022
Slept on it #NFFC thoughts…This group is special and Steve Cooper is the man. James Garner is a baller and Scott McKenna once again outstanding. Cook quality and imagine my shock they kicked off after another defeat.
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) January 23, 2022
— L a i t h (@laithgaribaldi) January 22, 2022