Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs took a chance last night when he picked Tom Lawrence and James Wilson in his starting eleven. However, it was certainly a risk that paid off for the Welshman.
With Lawrence showing pace and talent down the wing and the 18-year-old striker James Wilson netting two goals against the Tigers, Giggs brought back the ethos of the club; relying on youth to get the results that have eluded United for the most part this season.
Admitting to MUTV that he was unhappy with the performance against Sunderland, Giggs wanted to freshen up the side stating: "Manchester United always give young players a chance and it’s up to them to take it. They certainly did that tonight."
"There's only one James Wilson" sounded high on the Old Trafford terraces as the young starlet proved his worth - his desire and passion for the club was clear to those who got the opportunity to witness this impressive performance.
It was however, no surprise for any United fan who knew the name James Wilson. He is nothing short of a prolific striker, scoring 14 goals in only 13 appearances. His talent is also been appreciated further afield, with the young man from Biddulph being a regular for England under-19s.
There will be much talk about the youngster in coming weeks as the buzz around Old Trafford appeared to return last night. Yet, he was not alone. Lawrence showed class and skill throughout the game, with flashes of genius as he ran down the wing and of course Adnan Januzaj lit the Theatre of Dreams alight once more.
It was a glimpse of the future to come for Manchester United. In his post match speech, Giggs told United fans that they would see glory once more. It may take a while, any United fan knows this but, with players like Nick Powell, Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzaj, Phil Jones, Tom Lawrence and James Wilson the future certainly looks very bright for the Red Devils.
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