Manchester United expect James Garner to be the next youngster off the production line to make a positive contribution to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad, according to reports.
The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 at struggling Newcastle on Sunday and their only victory in their last five outings in all competitions was a penalty shoot-out success over League One side Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
United have claimed just nine points from their opening eight games in the Premier League and are 12th in the table, 15 points behind leaders Liverpool.
However, one bright spark to come out of the season so far is the integration of youth into Solskjaer’s squad, including the likes of Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes.
And The Times claims that ‘there is an expectation’ that Garner, who made his United debut against Crystal Palace in February, ‘will be the next one to step up and make a significant impact’.
The report adds that Brandon Williams, who was on the bench against Newcastle, is another one to watch as he is ‘highly regarded as a full back with the character to succeed.’