Done Deal: Manchester United agree deal for pacy striker

Manchester United have agreed a deal for promising young striker James Wilson to go on loan to Derby for the season.

Manchester United’s official website reports:

Manchester United and Derby County have reached an agreement for talented young striker James Wilson to complete a season-long loan at the iPro Stadium.

The striker burst onto he scene at Manchester United when Ryan Giggs was in charge for a short period after David Moyes was sacked into 2014.

He scored twice in one game but, like so many talented youngsters at Manchester United, he found his way to the first team obstructed by several big hitters.

The 20-year-old went on loan to Brighton and Hove Albion last season and made a decent impact without really taking centre stage – he hit 5 goals in 27 appearances for the South Coast club.

And that has been the problem with Wilson at Manchester United – when he has had the chance in the first team he has regularly looked quiet – as he did against Wigan pre-season.

But the fact that Manchester United have only agreed to a loan deal tells us that he is still highly regarded at the club. This is a pacy player with a great touch and someone who may still have a future at Old Trafford.

But he will surely view this loan spell as a crucial period of his career.

Let’s see some of his highlights in a Manchester United shirt. United fans: Does James Wilson have a future at the club?