By Wayne Veysey

25th Aug, 2020 | 10:20am

Exclusive: Huddersfield Town make approach to sign Man United rising star

Huddersfield Town have registered their interest in signing Man United midfielder James Garner, Football Insider can reveal.

The Championship club have turned their attention to landing the Premier League giants’ rising star ahead of multiple other second-tier clubs this window.

A Huddersfield source has told Football Insider the club have made contact with United to express their desire in signing Garner, 19, on loan next season.

Manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to give the green light for the teenage ace to move out for a temporary spell.

He came close to joining Sunderland at the end of the January window but ended up staying at Old Trafford.

Defensive midfielder Garner is regarded as a huge talent capable of eventually establishing himself as a regular at his parent club.

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Solskjaer and his coaching staff want him to get regular game time at senior level and are keen for him to join a Championship club.

He made his senior debut in the 2018-19 campaign and started in three Europa League group games last season.

Capped by England at Under-19 level, the teenager has already made seven United first-team appearances, including one in the Premier League last season.


He returned from injury for the Under-23s on January 10 but did not make the United bench after the June restart.

Nevertheless, it is a measure of Garner’s precocity that he has already been named on the bench six times for Premier League matches by the 20-times champions.

In other news, Huddersfield Town have accepted a £4million bid.