James Wilson suffers dead leg injury against Sunderland U21s

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United confirmed James Wilson‘s withdrawal last night against Sunderland’s U21s was due to a dead leg injury which he suffered during the game.

The 19-year-old striker was replaced and it led to initial fears that one of his pre-existing injuries may have flared up, so it’s good to hear the injury is simply a dead leg.

However, Wilson’s minor injury does leave some cause for concern as to whether he will be 100% fit for Man United’s game against Sunderland this weekend.

Louis van Gaal is a coach who is strict when it comes to the fitness of players and if Wilson is forced to miss training in order to let his dead leg recover, van Gaal could feel Wilson’s ‘match rhythm’ isn’t good enough.

Robin van Persie left Swansea City’s stadium on crutches at the weekend, Radamel Falcao is firing blanks and Wayne Rooney is determined to operate from a slightly deeper role than an out-and-out striker, so Wilson could be in line to start against Sunderland.

Wilson suffering an injury this week would be terrible timing both for him and for United.

It is due to Wilson’s injury history that fans fear whenever he suffers any sort of mishap but hopefully this latest setback is nothing more than minor and his substitution was merely precautionary.

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