James Wilson signs new Manchester United deal

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United striker James Wilson has signed a new contract at the club which will keep him at Old Trafford until at least June 2019 with an option to extend for a further year.

Wilson is highly regarded by coaches and supporters at Man United having come through the ranks at the club.

The 19-year-old has made 18 appearances and scored four goals for the first-team, although he is yet to feature this term.

There was talk that Wilson may go on loan to Derby County but the new contract appears to have put the speculation to bed.



Louis van Gaal, in his press conference on Friday, admitted that he will wait until December before making a decision on whether or not to let Wilson leave on a short-term deal.

Regardless, it is fantastic news that Wilson has committed himself to the club. The youngster has bags of potential and the sky is the limit in terms of what he can achieve if he applies himself properly. Along with the likes of Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira, United have a quality crop of young players coming through.

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