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Wilson eager to emulate Man United’s strikers after learning in training

by Sam Peoples

James Wilson is enjoying life as a first-team squad member at Manchester United and is learning every day from players like Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

The 18-year-old striker was brought into the squad by Louis van Gaal after scoring four goals against Manchester City earlier this season and has been a member ever since.

Wilson has come off the bench against the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea and is certainly ready to be given his big opportunity by Van Gaal to start a game.

“It’s great to play with the players,” Wilson told ManUtd.com in an interview this week.

“The intensity is at a higher level but you get plenty of rest in between so you can keep repeating the sessions over and over. It’s good. You have to think a lot more quickly than normally but in the end you get to that level and the thinking just comes naturally.”

Like Will Keane before his injury, Wilson is an outstanding goalscorer and when he does get the chance to start for United, he’ll hopefully follow on from what he did against Hull last season when he scored twice on his debut.

Wilson is in pretty great company in the first-team with a trio of world class strikers at United in Falcao, Van Persie and Rooney. All three have their own assets and Wilson gave his own opinion on what strengths stood out the most for each of them:

What would you say is a particular strength of Robin’s game?

His movement is definitely one of them and the way he can change direction quickly. He can go towards the ball and then run in behind quite sharply so he can get away from the defender. Then he’s got the natural instinct to finish anyway.

What are Wayne’s best attributes?

He can score from anywhere, outside the box or inside the box. He can score with free-kicks, penalties, volleys, headers… all sorts.

And what has the new boy Radamel brought to the club?

Mostly I would say that from crosses he’s always in the right position. For his first goal for the club, against Everton, Di Maria’s had the shot and he’s there straightaway, expecting the ball to come across to him. I also saw him playing for Atletico Madrid as well and some of the goals he scored there were fantastic. He can score any type of goal as well.

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