After bursting onto the scene with a brace in his Manchester United debut, big things were expected of James Wilson.
It is fair to say that he has not developed in the way the Red Devils may have hoped over the past 16 months.
Following that dream start in the 3-1 win against Hull City, in the penultimate game of the 2013-14 season, Wilson has been limited to 17 more appearances for the Old Trafford club, with 13 of them coming off the bench.
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The 19-year-old is still tipped to have a big future in Manchester, and has been in and around the first-team squad since making his debut under Ryan Giggs.
But following the addition of Anthony Martial, the future of the England under-21 striker has been up in the air.
Wilson is one of only four recognised forwards on the books at Old Trafford, but with Marouane Fellaini set to occupy the position this season, his first-team opportunities appear to be limited.
The young striker has only played 17 minutes of first-team football since February, as his development was hindered by a hamstring injury.
With the loan transfer window opening tomorrow, there is no shortage of suitors for the United academy graduate.
According to the Mail, no less that 20 clubs have enquired about taking Wilson on a temporary basis.
The Red Devils were open to the idea of sending their young forward out on loan before the transfer window closed on September 1, however no deal materialised.
The summer window offered Wilson the opportunity to sign for a Premier League team, but he will now have to drop down to the Championship in search of more first-team action.
The Biddulph-born forward showcased his eye for goal for England under-21s in the week, scoring the winner on his debut against the USA.
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