Man Utd the latest gossip

Up the Red Devils

 

Premier League: Manchester United striker James Wilson hopes to prove his worth to Louis van Gaal

Manchester United's young striker James Wilson has admitted it is an important time for him to prove himself to manager Louis van Gaal.

The youngster is keen to impress following the departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal and Javier Hernandez going on loan to Real Madrid.

Wilson came on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday and is battling for a starting place with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

The 18-year-old said: "It’s an important time for me.

"Obviously with those two going - Chicha on loan and Danny getting a move to Arsenal - it’s given me a great opportunity.

"It’s going to be really important for me to get the minutes on the pitch.

"Obviously with the competition in training and even in the games as well, if I can just get a few minutes here and there, then hopefully I can get my chance further down the line.”

Wilson, who marked his debut last season with two goals against Hull City, said he has no issues with playing for the Under-21s as well.

He added: “It’s very, very important because if I’m not getting the minutes on the pitch for the first team, then I’ll be happy to play for the Under-21s and get my match fitness in.

“You can simulate a game in training but it’s never going to be the same as a 90-minute game.

“So it will be good to get minutes on the pitch for the Under-21s as well.”

Wilson could be included in Manchester United's squad for this Sunday's derby trip to Manchester City, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12.30pm.

     


 Subscribe to latest Man United news in a reader

Headlines for Man Utd this week

        Latest Man Utd Fixtures               Latest Man Utd Results                 Latest Table

  • Rumours in the Press: Reds and Spurs battle for Jay


  • Liverpool and Tottenham want £20m-rated striker Jay Rodriguez and Arsenal are set to open talks with Barcelona over a January deal for Pedro.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Duo dealt Reus blow


  • Bayern Munich are set to move for Man United and Liverpool target Marco Reus, while Arsenal have been urged to sign Real Madrid's Sami Khedira.

  • Premier League: Manchester United striker James Wilson hopes to prove his worth to Louis van Gaal


  • Manchester United's young striker James Wilson has admitted it is an important time for him to prove himself to manager Louis van Gaal.

  • Rumours in the Press: United plot shock Bale swoop


  • Manchester United are considering a sensational move for Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale, while Chelsea will bid £24m for Barcelona's Gerard Pique.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Arsenal eye Juve star


  • Arsenal are reportedly planning a move for Juve full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, while Mauricio Isla has played down talk of a return to Italy.

  • Rumours in the Press: Battle on for starlet Bakkali


  • Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United have entered the chase for PSV wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali, while United want defender Ezequiel Garay.

  • Premier League: Ryan Giggs' world record of victories eclipsed by Brazilian goalkeeper


  • Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs’ world record for wins with a single a club has been broken by Brazilian goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni.

  • Transfer news: Wolfsburg reluctant to part with Switzerland star Ricardo Rodriguez


  • Wolfsburg have no intention of offloading Ricardo Rodriguez amid reports of interest from the Premier League.

    Add Your Comments on the Story