Premier League Side Complete The Signing Manchester United Academy Graduate

General view inside the stadium before the match.

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Nottingham Forest have been looking at Carrington talents to maintain their Premier League status.

The newly promoted side signed goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan from Manchester United earlier in the window.

James Garner, who was a key player in their historic Championship campaign, has also been linked with another temporary stint under Steve Cooper. He’s currently in Australia with the Red Devils’ squad but is yet to make an appearance due to injury.

Premier League rules mean the United academy midfielder will not be able to join Forest on a loan following Henderson’s move.

However, the Reds have now managed to rope in another graduate from the famed United academy.

Forest have completed the signing of Jesse Lingard on a one-year deal. The England international, who came through United’s youth system, was available on a free transfer. He departed the club after over 20 years, 232 senior appearances, and some memorable goals in domestic cup triumphs.

Lingard was also on West Ham’s radar. Former United manager David Moyes wanted him in London following his productive loan spell in the second half of the 2020-21 season. But Forest have won the race for his services, and expect the versatile player to travel with the squad to Germany for a pre-season friendly.