Hull City eye move for James Wilson

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Manchester United forward James Wilson is attracting interest from Championship clubs who want to take the youngster on a season-long loan.

Former-Manchester United defender Steve Bruce is eager to sign Wilson on loan next season reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 19-year-old academy graduate broke into the United first-team under then caretaker manager Ryan Giggs and scored twice against Bruce's Hull City on his debut.


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While a loan move might not be the worst thing for Wilson's development, there will be many Manchester United fans who feel that the teenager has something to offer the first-team next season.

With Radamel Falcao long gone and Robin van Persie likely to follow him, there will be ample opportunity for Wilson with the Red Devils next term.

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Should van Persie depart as expected, Louis van Gaal will almost certainly sign another striker but Wilson will still be faced with a less crowded squad than last term.

Youth vs experience

Van Gaal is stuck between United's tradition of promoting from within and the club's desire to get back to the top of the Premier League table, a position it occupied for so long.

The Dutchman achieved step one when he qualified for the Champions League in his first campaign, but that was the easy part.

Manchester United expect to be challenging for the Champions League and Premier League and that's why van Gaal is under such pressure to spend big again this summer.

Sergio Ramos is a pricey transfer target, but it goes without saying that he would immediately upgrade the defence while £25m is good value for a midfielder like Morgan Schneiderlin.

But if a talented player like Wilson - United's best academy product in several years - can't get a game it says much to the theory that they've now abandoned their long-held trust in the club's academy.

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