PLAYER PROFILE

49. James Wilson

Birthdate:01 Dec 1995
Birthplace:Biddulph
Position:Striker
Appearances2
Goals Scored2
Joined United:01 Jul 2012
United Debut:6 May 2014 v Hull City (H)
International:England U19

James Wilson is an exciting youth prospect who continues to be fast-tracked on the road to success, enjoying a remarkable two-goal Premier League debut in the final home game of the campaign against Hull City. 

The fact the 18-year-old found the net did not surprise seasoned watchers of a striker with blistering pace and a deadly reputation in front of goal as his progress continues unabated.

The centre-forward started the season captaining the Under-18s, contributing some amazing strikes, and was the shining light in the UEFA Youth League, leading from the front and inevitably top scoring for the Reds. Following Will Keane’s loan exit, he stepped up to the Under-21s and the goal output did not diminish, as he terrorised defenders with his sprinting prowess and clinical marksmanship.

A first place on the senior bench came at Newcastle United, after he had been in the matchday squads against Aston Villa and Bayern Munich, as it became merely a matter of time before he made his top-flight bow. When the call came, from interim manager Ryan Giggs, he proved ready to be unleashed and was the name on everybody’s lips after the

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