Reaction of James Wilson’s family inside Old Trafford was wonderful and priceless

by Sam Peoples

James Wilson‘s family were besides themselves inside Old Trafford last night as they watched their 18-year-old son’s dream debut.

Wilson’s double makes him the first player since Rooney in 2004 to score two goals on his debut, so he has set his Manchester United career off to the perfect start.

Sitting in Darren Fletcher’s box, Wilson’s parents must have been bursting with pride and what parent wouldn’t be bursting with pride watching their son on the biggest stage taking to the occasion like a duck to water?

The reaction of Wilson’s family was endearing and makes you realise just how special it is to see an academy graduate make it into the first team.

Manchester United really are more than a club. Ryan Giggs summed it up perfectly in his post-match speech about always giving the youth a chance. Last night vindicated that philosophy.

You can buy the world’s best players for big amounts of money but nothing will beat watching the birth and progression of a superstar right from the very start.

Hopefully this is just the beginning for Wilson.

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