Wilson: I know I can handle playing in Manchester United’s first team

by Sam Peoples

James Wilson got his first taste of senior football last night for Manchester United and is already hungry for more.

Even those who had followed Wilson’s phenomenal progression this season couldn’t have expected how good his debut would have gone, with Wilson becoming the first striker since Ruud van Nistelrooy to score two on his debut.

Each time this season he has stepped up into another team, Wilson has flourished under the added pressures and Wilson is confident he can handle the physicality of the Premier League.

“It was a great feeling, you can’t compare it to anything else,” Wilson told MUTV.

”The first goal was just sheer euphoria and then the second was just a great experience. The ground is a lot different without 75,000 people, but just to play here even in front of a small crowd for the Under-21s is still a great experience to play on such a ground. With all the fans here tonight it was even better.

“I feel like I can deal with the physicality and pace of the game. I just need to try to get as many games as possible under my belt for the experience. If you’re getting on in the club, you have to be progressing so obviously scoring for every age group is a good sign. I’ve got where I am now but I have to kick on.”

Last season, Adnan Januzaj was on the bench against West Brom and it was the prelude to a great pre-season which he followed up with a stunning debut campaign in the senior side.

This season, Wilson has announced himself on the scene with a brace, much like Januzaj did at Sunderland, and going into the summer, there are high hopes that Wilson can flourish in the same fashion Januzaj did under our new manager next season.

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