PLAYER PROFILE

James Wilson

Birthdate:01 Dec 1995
Birthplace:Biddulph
Position:Striker
U18 Appearances:
U18 Goals scored:
Joined United:01 Jul 2012
United Debut:
International:England U19

An exciting talent who scored on his Under-18 debut as a 15-year-old when hitting the net against Everton.

Often played ahead of his age group, he was called up to England Schoolboys when still performing at Under-15 level, the silky striker was scouted by United when only seven years old.

Although he can play out wide on the left, he is at his most effective down the middle and is filling out to be able to thrive in that demanding role.

After recovering from a broken ankle that cruelly halted his progress, he was back in time to score a dramatic injury-time winner against Charlton Athletic in the FA Youth Cup quarter-final - surely the stuff of dreams to do so at Old Trafford at the tender age of 16.

Even though he made 10 starts (and five substitute appearances), only three players scored more than the six strikes he managed for the Under-18s and some of his finishes were top class, displaying composure and a real poacher's eye.

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