THE ACADEMY

07/12/2012 10:21, Report by Adam Marshall

Wilson signs pro contract

United youngster James Wilson has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The promising attacker has been rewarded for his efforts as a first-year scholar after turning 17 last week, celebrating his birthday with a double strike against Southampton at Academy level.

The brace took the teenager's tally to 12 for the season and he has also been on the bench at Under-21 level, after making his Reserves bow last term.

Wilson is likely to lead the line in Friday night's FA Youth Cup tie against Burnley at Old Trafford. He has already scored a late winner at the Theatre of Dreams - in last season's competition against Charlton.

More: Youth Cup action at Old Trafford | U18 fixtures and results

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