Why Manchester United loaned James Garner to Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton was the determining factor in James Garner’s loan to the club during the January transfer window.
The Manchester United The central midfielder moved to City Ground last month after his previous contract with Watford was terminated following a manager change.
Collect had started out brilliantly for the Hornets, but playing time fell dramatically, playing just 40 minutes under new manager Xisco in the span of a month, forcing United to take drastic action in ending its ready earlier.
The club immediately looked at new options for up-and-coming midfielder and academy performance director Les Parry said Forest was the most outstanding option given Hughton’s superb men’s management skills.
“James did well to get to Forest,” Parry explained. “Manager Chris Hughton really cared about him. What happened at Watford is the bane of our lives: a change of manager. It’s one thing that can kill loans because the new manager is coming in and the first thing he wants to do is look at the longer term with the players there, which is understandable.
“Although James did very well in the first part of his loan, he only played about 40 minutes in six games under the new manager, so we looked around to try and find him a championship club. Forest came and was enthusiastic so we were able to negotiate the exchange.
“Chris Hughton was one of the attractions for us, to be completely honest with you, with us in selecting Forest. I think all of our coaches, and I, have great respect for Chris. reputation for the way he treats players, which is important to us. On top of that, with him really loving James as a player, and the fact that he’s going to treat him well, educate him well, has was decisive in decision-making.