Manchester United defender Patrick McNair has poured praise on his fellow team mate James Wilson after the striker made his first start of the season against Stoke City on Tuesday night.
McNair, who himself made his debut this season says that the 19-year old striker has ‘got everything’ and will start scoring for United if he gets a prolonged run in the first team.
Wilson scored on his first start for the club againt Hull City back in May and despite not replicating the goals against Stoke, the young forward put in a good performance and kept himself in Louis van Gaal‘s thoughts ahead of Monday night’s match against Southampton.
Speaking to United Review, McNair said: “I think he’s got everything. There’s nothing he can’t do. It’s just a matter of time before he gets his first hat-trick at Old Trafford! He works really hard and it’s a real challenge to face him in training.”
Given United defenders such as McNair have to face the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao on a daily basis in training it is certainly high praise for Wilson that he is continuing to impress inside the club alongside experienced and world class strikers.
With continuous worries over Jonny Evans and Phil Jones at the back and an injury picked up by Wayne Rooney on Saturday, both McNair and Wilson should continue in the first team squad when United visit St. Mary’s on Monday.