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James Wilson

Manchester United striker James Wilson is considering an option of moving away from the club, with Manchester Evening News claiming that a January loan move could be on the cards.

The 21-year-old striker burst onto the scenes under Louis van Gaal before eventually joining the then Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan in November 2015. In 25 appearances for the Seagulls, the striker managed just 5 goals. Upon his return to Manchester United the following season, another loan move to Derby County followed.

His tenure, however, was cut short due to an unfortunate knee ligament injury which saw him return to Manchester United for rehabilitation. And since then, Wilson is yet to make a club appearance. It certainly has been a long road for Wilson, but as he is approaching full fitness, he wishes to return to first-team action and with United already running riot in every department, the striker now feels that he needs to make a move in January. While talking to, Wilson said,

“I don’t see why not. Obviously, the summer transfer window has gone and there was a lot of interest. But the staff all came to an agreement that I would stay until January to build on what I’ve already worked for.

“So I think it’s certainly a possibility. We’ll just have to talk and have a few conversations with the manager and certain people around here. I’m not ruling it out but we’ll come to an agreement over what needs to be done.”

Furthermore, the striker has rightfully admitted that it has been a difficult road for him so far, but that he has dealt with it quite well.

“The recovery is a process and I think I’ve dealt with it quite well mentally.

“If you’re not training for 90 minutes, which you can’t always do, I think it’s really hard to get that unique fitness you need for a full game. It’s just a matter of keeping playing games and staying as fit as I can.

“I’ve listened to the advice of everyone around me and they have been brilliant throughout my process. I can’t really describe it but it’s like you really want to get out there.

“Yet you get little setbacks and how you deal with them is really important. The help from the people around the place is a massive part of that and they have definitely done brilliantly for me.”

Let’s hope Wilson recovers quickly and begins fulfilling his huge potential soon!