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24/09/2012 13:00, Report by A Marshall & L Kane
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Wilson's five-goal feat

Watch Wilson's fifth goal above... see MUTV Online for the full highlights.

James Wilson's incredible five-goal haul for Manchester United Under-18s in the 7-1 success at Newcastle on Saturday led to us scouring the record books for similar feats at the same level.

Remarkably, the 16-year-old had still to open his account for the 2012/13 league campaign before running riot in the North East with four of his strikes coming inside the first half.

A quick look back through the archives during Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure suggests Wilson is in good company when it comes to goalscoring exploits for United's younger sides, from the now defunct 'A' team which used to dominate the Lancashire League to the modern-day youth team.

Sixes and fives

Deiniol Graham outscored Wilson by one, with a double hat-trick helping United to win 8-2 against Marine Reserves in Lancashire League Division One back in early 1990. As for the players who have matched Wilson's tally of five, they include Danny Webber (in a 9-0 romp against Fulham in 1998), Joe Roberts (in a 6-0 thumping of Bolton in 1992) and Mark Robins (in a 9-0 annihilation of Accrington Stanley Reserves in 1988).

Fantastic fours

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