Manchester United striker James Wilson might not have played against PSV Eindhoven during the week but he looked like a kid in a free sweet shop when he met Ruud van Nistelrooy in the Philips Stadion
Van Nistelrooy attended Man United’s 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday in his capacity as Holland national team assistant manager. Wilson traveled with the team to Eindhoven but was left out of the matchday squad and is yet to appear for United this season.
After seemingly playing his way into Louis van Gaal‘s thinking last season when he was awarded a start against Liverpool, this campaign hasn’t yet got going for the youngster. With the news that he is not available for loan, it begs the question of when the 19-year-old will get playing time for the Reds.
Van Nistelrooy is the perfect role model for Wilson to have. The Dutchman scored 150 goals for United during his time at the club and is exactly the sort of player the Reds seem to be missing right now.
Wilson will be hoping that he can emulate van Nistelrooy’s antics at Old Trafford. The striker was key to United’s 2002/2003 Premier League triumph, something Wilson can definitely learn from.
The Englishman will want to focus on getting a place in van Gaal’s side before he thinks of replicating van Nistelrooy at United, however. With the commencement of United’s involvement in the Capital One Cup next week, it could be the chance for Wilson to show everyone exactly what he is all about.