Wolverhampton Wonderers manager Kenny Jackett has said Manchester United are not willing to let James Wilson go on loan any more.
The 19-year-old has been linked with a loan move this year, after Man United signed Anthony Martial on transfer deadline day. Louis van Gaal himself had said that Wilson would be going on loan as well. However, Wolves are under the impression that United are not willing to let their striker go.
Many felt that Wilson would be key to the Reds this season, following the departures of Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Radamel Falcao. The youngster is yet to appear for United this campaign, prompting rumours of a loan deal.
Jackett told the BBC that this was not the case. “The information is he’s not available. Manchester United are keeping him for the time being.
“There has been a number of clubs who have enquired about him and at one stage they had been saying perhaps he could go.”
Following Wayne Rooney‘s hamstring injury, it seems wise to keep Wilson at the club. With Martial the only other recognised striker in the United squad, apart from the two Englishmen, it would be extremely risky to let Wilson go.
Many United fans have been calling to see their young striker in action, having impressed whenever he has found playing time.
Since bursting onto the scene against Hull City under Ryan Giggs in 2014, there has been a lot of hype surrounding Wilson. With United’s current striker shortage, he is getting the opportunity to stake a claim for his place and many will be hoping he can take his chance.