Cometh a game for Manchester United’s U21s, cometh a goal for James Wilson.
As reliable as night following day, 18-year-old Wilson took less than ten minutes to score United’s first goal against Leicester City last night.
Latching on to a threaded through ball, Wilson always looked like scoring and having rounded Leicester’s goalkeeper, made no mistake slotting into an empty net.
For a player who is still not even 19, Wilson’s ability in front of goal is, quite frankly, astonishingly consistent.
Michael Carrick labelling Wilson a goalscoring sensation was absolutely no exaggeration. There’s no other way to describe Wilson. It doesn’t matter the angle or position, more often than not Wilson can find the back of the net.
With Robin van Persie still looking worryingly out of form and Radamel Falcao struggling with a new injury, it is surely only a matter of time before Wilson is given his first start by Louis van Gaal.
If he can replicate the same sort of form with United’s first-team that he does with the U21s, Wilson could easily become a regular start under Van Gaal.