James Wilson‘s excellent week continued with a great performance for Manchester United’s Under-21s tonight.
At the weekend, he was named on the bench for the senior squad against Newcastle and tonight, the 18-year-old was on hot red form and scored Manchester United’s first goal with an unstoppable left footed finish.
Wilson has consistently been one of the top performers at Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-21s level for Manchester United and much like Adnan Januzaj last season, he looks a class above those around him.
James Wilson's averaging a goal or assist every 81 mins this season at U21/19/18 levels (or every 102 mins just for goals). Real prospect.
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) April 5, 2014
After such a good year, David Moyes (who was in attendance tonight) could give Wilson a spot on the pre-season tour, especially as so many senior players could arrive late due to World Cup commitments.
Wilson’s got all the natural potential to go on to become a world class goalscorer and hopefully Moyes can give him the opportunities and time he needs to progress through to Manchester United’s first team.