Manchester United fans would have breathed a huge sigh of relief following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea last weekend.
The result effectively confirmed that Louis van Gaal’s side will return to the Champions League next season and subsequently raised the possibility of giving some youngsters a runout in Man United’s final few games of the campaign.
One benefactor of this could be James Wilson, who may well be handed an opportunity against Arsenal this weekend.
Wayne Rooney picked up a knock against Crystal Palace on Saturday while the futures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao are far from certain.
Wilson has been marginalised by Van Gaal since the start of the year but there is no reason why he shouldn’t be given a chance now that the pressures off.
There is a slim possibility that United could yet reach third in the Premier League table but it would require a big collapse from Arsenal.
Wilson has been patient in his wait for first-team action and getting a goal and an assist for United’s U21s last night wouldn’t have done his chances any harm. After all, he scored twice against Hull City towards the end of the campaign last year.