Forgotten Manchester United striker trying to seal loan move away: report

Manchester United’s forgotten man, James Wilson, is trying to seal a loan move to the Championship this summer.

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who adds that the Englishman, who hasn’t played for the first-team in almost three years, has until the end of August to sort a short-term deal away from Old Trafford.

Although new rules state that Premier League clubs couldn’t sign players before Thursday’s transfer deadline, loans are still eligible until the month’s end, hence why Wilson is trying to find some regular playing time before that deadline slams shut.

Wilson burst onto the scene in stunning fashion when Ryan Giggs was interim manager following David Moyes’ sacking. He was then largely on the periphery of things under Louis van Gaal, before being completely exiled by Jose Mourinho.

Injuries certainly haven’t helped his case, and he’s obviously a talented player, but in a one-striker system, it’s always going to be tough to find minutes.

He’s still young aged just 22, so time is on his side and he could still make an impact in some capacity. The loan move away is perfect for right now, but don’t be surprised if the club try to sell him permanently either in January or next summer.


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