Derek McInnes: Manchester United’s James Wilson is a real quality player

Derek McInnes: Manchester United’s James Wilson is a real quality player

Abderdeen manager Derek McInnes has hailed Manchester United’s James Wilson as a real quality player following the loan move being completed.

The youngster has officially joined Sir Alex Ferguson’s former side for the season as he attempts to get his career back on track.

Wilson was widely expected to eventually become United’s first choice striker but injuries and bad form kept that from happening.

He’s since been on several loan spells and the hope is he can have a good one this time around under McInnes leadership.

The career Marcus Rashford is currently enjoying is pretty much what supporters initially imagined when James first blew up on the scene.

According to Manchester Evening News, Derek said: “He is a real quality player, who I think will suit the way we play, and, having spoken to him, I think he sees this move as a real opportunity for him.

“There were other clubs interested in taking James but he feels this is the right place for him to continue his development.

“I’d also like to thank Manchester United for the part they played in making the loan happen.”

Wilson is a pure poacher through and through, blessed with pace, an excellent eye for goal and the anticipation of a fox in the box.

There’s a feeling this is his last chance to impress Jose Mourinho otherwise he could be allowed to move on permanently.

Scotland offers him the perfect opportunity to stay fit, bang in the goals and get his career back on track under a manager who’s clearly impressed already.

Should James be able to do so, there’s no doubt his chance under Mourinho will come, particularly with United rumoured to be looking for a back-up striker.

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