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Manchester United: Mark Goldbridge fumes over James Garner transfer exit update

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Presenter Mark Goldbridge has slammed Manchester United for the impending departure of young midfielder James Garner.

According to a recent report in The Athletic, Everton have agreed a deal with the Red Devils to land the 21-year-old for an initial fee of £9m that could rise to £15.5m.

While talking about that news and United’s other business across the span of the summer – including the £86m deal for Antony – Goldbridge didn’t seem content at all.

Indeed, he made his feelings known while speaking on The United Stand, saying: “If you’re happy, that’s fine. My opinion is you’re a mug if you are happy with this summer’s transfer window. We’ve just sold James Garner for £9m quid, it’s a disgrace.

“We won’t sell Wan-Bissaka. We’ve kept six or seven players that should have been kicked out of the club. And we’ve paid way over the odds for people like Antony.”

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TIF thoughts on James Garner and Manchester United…

Last season, Garner impressed while out on loan with Nottingham Forest and played a key role as they got promoted to the Premier League.

Considering Forest have just signed former Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White for £42.5m – who also played in the Championship last season – it’s fair to say United may well have been able to get more money in their sale of Garner had they been a little savvier.

Taking that into account and the lack of sales for unwanted players like Aaron Wan-Bissaka, it’s clear to see why Goldbridge is so unhappy despite big-money moves for players like Antony from Ajax.

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