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In the new issue of Inside United:

* James Wilson's first major Q&A
* Exclusive Adnan Januzaj review of his breakthrough year
* Peter Schmeichel and Denis Irwin on the 1993/94 season
* Phil Jones on his 100 games

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04/05/2014 08:10, Report by Adam Marshall

Wilson hopes for dream debut

Manchester United striker James Wilson is excited at the prospect of making his senior debut after being named on the bench for the recent visit to Newcastle United.

The 18-year-old has made significant progress this term and clearly has the potential to make a real name for himself at Old Trafford. In a first major interview for the new edition of Inside United, Wilson relayed the thrill of being involved in a Barclays Premier League fixture.

"Hopefully it [my debut] is not too far off," he admitted. "It would be great and it’s what you work towards. Every time, I just think: ‘I could be in that first team’. 

"It would be great to get a few minutes on the pitch and a real experience to see how different the games are and the pace of it. I need to see how I deal with the atmosphere, the pressure and other factors.

"It was great experience being with the team [at St James' Park] and learning how to act around the hotel by being professional. Even the warm-up was different – I was out there with Nemanja Vidic and Tom Cleverley. 

"When you’re warming up for the Reserves, there are not usually thousands of people around. It was a great atmosphere - even when you’re out there beforehand, the ground is filling up and you can feel the volume rising."

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