‘Oozes quality’: James Garner has fans gushing after classy Watford display
Watford remain unbeaten since returning to the Championship after a 1-0 won over Luton Town. While Brazilian forward Joao Pedro may have gotten the goal, it was on-loan Manchester United midfielder James Garner that had Watford fans purring.
Garner, who joined the Hornets on a season-long loan earlier this month, was making his first start in the Championship.
Playing the full 90 minutes, the 19-year-old completed 41 passes at a success rate of 75.6% – the third most of any Watford player.
The England Under-19 international successfully won two ground duels, completed three clearances and tested Luton’s goalkeeper on two occasions.
Garner has been one of the stars of Manchester United’s youth sides in recent years, even featuring in the Europa League for the first team on four occasions last season.
Since moving to Watford, his new boss Vladimir Ivic has already heaped praise on him, saying: “He is one of the most talented players in England.
“He is a quality player with the ball, he knows how to move the ball fast and he thinks fast which is very important.”
If Garner continues this form in the Championship, this could be a huge season for his chances to break into the Manchester United’s first team on a consistent basis.
We’ve rounded up a number of tweets from Watford and United fans that are already getting excited by the midfielder.
James Garner is a proper player. Comfortable on the ball. Great range of passing. Looks class. #watfordfc
— Jacob (@jacob_culshaw) September 26, 2020
Big shoutout to James Garner. Looked composed on the ball today. Went about his job professionally and oozed confidence and guile. Looks very impressive 👏👏#watfordfc
— Hornet Shane (@HornetShane) September 26, 2020
James Garner is going to be great next season. Will overtake McTominay in the pecking order too.
— Hamza (@realhamzakhan) September 26, 2020
James Garner had a good game , top lad .
— T E E 👑 ✨ (@tscopes_) September 26, 2020
James Garner lowkey balling in the championship to take over from matic next season. My boy
— Man United (@Living_piece) September 26, 2020
— UGLY DUCKLING ☣️ (@sherlorkholmez) September 26, 2020
What a player we have on our hands there. Some of his passes today have gone under the radar. Completely oozes footballing ability.
Unlucky not to score too!#watfordfc
— James Batchelor (@batchiej) September 26, 2020
James Garner is unreal. United could clearly do with him right now.
— The English João Pedro (@iamsolenya) September 26, 2020
Goes about his business unnoticed. Oozes quality
— Ben (@mathews67_ben) September 26, 2020