Manchester United confirm James Wilson is set to undergo knee surgery

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have confirmed James Wilson will now have to undergo knee surgery after his injury was sustaining an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Wilson, 20, injured himself in training on-loan at Derby County and is set to miss the rest of the season following this cruel injury.

It’s not the first major injury for Wilson in his young career and it’s another huge blow to him which is going to be a major setback in his career.

Speaking about Wilson, United’s reserves coach Warren Joyce said: “It’s a great disappointment for him and for the club as well.

“He’s got to look to work his socks off and come back in the best shape he’s ever been in his life. All you can do when you have setbacks is to try to be positive and look to make sure when you do return, it’s in the best shape.”

It’s honestly such a shame for Wilson, a player who has so much promise and is one of the most prolific strikers I’ve seen come through our academy sides. He’s had to battle against injuries for so much of his young career and he’s now got to spend the next 12 months doing the same thing.

Will Keane was another striker from our academy who had so much promise but saw his path to United’s team blocked by injuries and this unfortunately has parallels of that with Wilson. I hope that he can overcome this injury and come back into the team in the future but the reality is he’ll now move into the background and may struggle to ever force his way back in.

Good luck James. Work hard and hopefully you can get another opportunity, just look at Luke Shaw for an example of how it can be done.

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