Wilson has made a couple of substitute appearances in the Premier League but with Van Persie still misfiring, the 18-year-old might make his full debut this weekend and it would be a richly deserved reward.
With his first-team opportunities limited, Wilson has made the most of his time with the U21s and kept himself in contention for selection by continuing his goalscoring form.
Louis van Gaal has given seven youngsters a debut this season and there are a lot of success stories. Tyler Blackett surprised everybody who followed him in the U21s with some mature and consistent performances while Paddy McNair was drafted in against physical opponents like West Ham and Everton, and passed with flying colours.
There are high hopes Wilson will do exactly the same when given his first big opportunity and a home game against Crystal Palace is the perfect time to do that, especially with Van Persie so out of sorts.
At only 18, Wilson has plenty of time ahead of him before he becomes a regular starter for United but just like Blackett showed, a youngster can play their way into the first team with consistent performances and anybody who has followed Wilson’s career knows that is something he is more than capable of delivering.