James Wilson has had a fantastic week of football. The 17-year-old academy starlet scored for England’s U19s just 12 minutes into his debut and he scored the winner with a brilliant solo run against Arsenal on Saturday for United’s U18s.
He dribbled past three Arsenal defenders before calmly slotting the ball past Arsenal’s goalkeeper to give United the victory away from home.
It was a great example of nimble footwork and a real determination to drive past defenders from Wilson that showcased just why he is rated so highly by those who follow United’s academy.
Wilson has shown fantastic progression in the last 12 months, least not when he scored five goals in a single match against Newcastle last season and he is expected to feature heavily for Warren Joyce’s U21s this year despite only being 17.
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