James Wilson: I’m ready for a January loan move after recovering from ligament injury

by Harry Robinson

James Wilson is ready to leave Manchester United on loan in the January transfer window after regaining full fitness.

The Englishman suffered an unfortunate long-term injury while on loan at Derby County, and took the most part of a year to recover.

He returned to action in Man United’s academy’s pre-season training camp based in Austria, and impressed.

He’s been heavily involved with the under-23s since, getting himself back to full fitness.

Wilson told MUTV about his thoughts on a loan move come the January transfer window: “I don’t see why not.”

“Obviously, the summer transfer window has gone and there was a lot of interest. But the staff all came to an agreement that I would stay until January to build on what I’ve already worked for.

“So I think it’s certainly a possibility. We’ll just have to talk and have a few conversations with the manager and certain people around here. I’m not ruling it out but we’ll come to an agreement over what needs to be done.”

It was sensible to keep Wilson at United while he gets back to playing full matches at a high level. Throwing him back into first team football in the Championship would have proved a challenge too great for most players recovering from a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Now, Wilson and United’s staff must choose a club with the ability to give the player consistent chances. Devonte Redmond and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have joined Scunthorpe United and Leeds United respectively and are hardly playing currently.

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