James Garner

James Garner


Country: England

Date of birth: 13/03/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Birkenhead (England)

Height: —

Youth career: Manchester United

Current club: Manchester United

Squad number: —

Current national team: England U-17

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2017/2018 (8/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Michael Carrick



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– vision Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled1

– creativity Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– technique Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

– composure Untitled



No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– deep lying orchestrator

– midfield controller

– likes to play deeper in midfield as the man who will be able to control the tempo of the game

– tactically intelligent, versatile and charismatic midfielder, gifted with good ball skills, distribution, vision, and ability to read the game

– likes to play through balls

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– highly technical and creative player

– very good in combination play

– provides many key interceptions, clearances and tackles for his team thanks to his good anticipation sense and defensive reliability

– his reading of the game helps him anticipate any attacking threats from the opposition team, most of the time by covering space and making interceptions

– great composure and confidence on the ball

– able to play line-breaking passes & pin-point crosses thanks to his technique, vision and timing

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– finds himself best in positional attack

– high number of touches and passes per game

– fairly good in the air

– natural leader


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 27 May 2018):

No senior team appearances yet.



James Garner is a product of Manchester United’s youth system. He is often compared to Michael Carrick who is also his role model. He captained United’s U-16 side in 2016-17 and made his U-18 debut as a substitute against Arsenal in May 2017. Currently, he is one of the biggest stars of a very strong United U-18 team, along with other extremely talented players such as Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes, Arnau Puigmal, Ethan Laird & Nishan Burkart.



“In the position I play, he is the best at what he does, in my opinion. I look up to him and I’m just trying to do what he does.”

(James Garner on Michael Carrick)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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