One winner and one loser at Sheffield United if Manchester United player arrives

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Sheffield United are said to be keen on signing Manchester United midfielder James Garner on loan this summer, as per a recent report by The Sun.

The young playmaker is seemingly set to depart Old Trafford on a temporary basis during the current window after United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to suggest that a host of his young players could depart on loan.

Sheffield United’s apparent interest comes off the back of various reports which have linked their own midfielder, Sander Berge, with a move away from Bramall Lane.

Garner previously spent time on loan with Watford and Nottingham Forest and could be the ideal replacement for the Norwegian this summer.

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Here, we take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser at Sheffield United if the club brings in Garner from Man United…

Winner – Sander Berge 

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Berge would be the clear and obvious winner of a deal being agreed for Garner, as it could pave the way for him to leave Bramall Lane in the near future.

The Norwegian is widely expected to depart this summer and it appears that the Blades are simply waiting for the right offer before selling him on.

Garner’s arrival would surely mean that Berge is free to leave, as it would be an almost like for like replacement from a Sheffield United perspective.

It would be fair to assume that the Manchester United man’s arrival would push Berge closer to the exit door.

Loser – Regan Slater 

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Slater would likely be the main loser if Garner did indeed arrive in the Steel City as in theory it would push the Sheffield United man further down the midfield pecking order.

Slavisa Jokanovic has seemingly made it clear that he would be willing to make use of the former Hull City loanee this season and Slater will have been hopeful that he can nail down a starting spot at Bramall Lane.

However the potential arrival of Garner would surely mean that he would remain as more of squad option than a first team regular.

All in all a move for Garner could spell bad news for the 21-year-old midfielder as he bids to stay in Jokanovic’s thoughts moving forwards.

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