‘This is your time’ – Manchester United legend sends message to rising star

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Manchester United are set for pre-season football where they will face Derby, QPR, Brentford, Preston and Everton.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will use this opportunity to assess his players ahead of the new season, while also keeping them match fit for the upcoming campaign.

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has hailed rising star James Garner and urged him to take advantage of the pre-season and prove his worth to Solskjaer.

“It’s always good to see the lads who have been out on loan,” Robson told ManUtd.com. “Then the younger players coming through get that opportunity. It’s good to see how well they can do against the opposition we’ve selected for the pre-season games.

“We’ve got a couple of Championship teams and Brentford have just been promoted so it’s always interesting to see how the young boys cope with getting in the first team and playing 90 minutes, sometimes playing with the better players.

“For James, this is it. He has had his education now and is at that age where he can really prove himself this season, whether he’s going to be at Manchester United or go out on loan again.

“He’s a very intelligent footballer and works very hard at his game. Now it is up to James to step up and prove to Ole he is worthy of a place in the squad.”

The 20-year-old impressed while on loan with Championship side Watford and Nottingham Forest last season. He has already made two Premier League appearances for Manchester United and seven in all competitions.