'Frightening' United wonderkid tipped for stardom - not Januzaj

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Talented academy product was named on the bench for Manchester United's recent Premier League match versus Newcastle United.

Manchester United may have a supremely-gifted academy graduate just waiting to become the next Adnan Januzaj… the next youth team product to break into the senior set-up and inspire the Old Trafford crowd as much as Januzaj has.

That new wonderkid is James Wilson, named on the substitutes bench for the club's recent trip to Newcastle United.

According to a former United youth team player Clayton Blackmore - who graduated into the first-team three decades ago - that player, who only recently turned 18, it is only a matter of time before Moyes brings him on the field, or starts him.

"James is top level," he is quoted by the club's official website to have said. "I coached him with the under-15s and he was frightening. In every session, he scored top-drawer goals. For me, it is only a matter of time before he breaks into the first team.

"He is very direct when he gets on the ball and with what he does around about the box with his shooting. At 15, he was the best I have seen at finishing. I've watched a lot of games and it's sometimes hard to get him in on goal because he is often playing up front on his own and is marked by two centre-backs.

"So it can be difficult for him to get on the ball but he's good at running at people and getting shots off. He is so good with both feet that I don't know if he is left or right-footed.

"Honestly, he is a special talent and hopefully, one day soon, he is going to get a chance in the first team."

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