VIDEO: James Wilson scores stunner for U21s in front of Moyes

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Young United striker scored a sublime effort from distance against Aston Villa U21s, just days after being named on the bench in the Premier League.

18-year-old forward James Wilson found himself the centre of intrigue in Saturday's match with Newcastle at St James' Park.

Plucked from relative obscurity to find himself on the Manchester United bench alongside names such as Nemanja Vidic, David de Gea and Nani, the England Under-19 striker would have clearly enjoyed what he saw as the Red Devils hammered Newcastle 4-0 on their own ground, even if he didn't get the chance to make his debut.

Fast forward a couple of days,  and the sporting world were looking out for how this new United prodigy would perform against Aston Villa for the Under-21s, and they were in good company as David Moyes was also in attendance to see his youngsters smash Villa 3-0.

And Wilson proved that the attention, and Moyes' faith, was justified with an outstanding finish from fully 30 yards out.

Picking the ball up on the right hand side of the area, he manoeuvred into some space with Villa defenders snapping, before lashing the ball into the top corner with his left foot.

His performances have certainly impressed former United player and current coach Clayton Blackmore, who trained Wilson at earlier age groups and had big things to say about the youngster.

"James is top level," he told the United website. "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.

"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."

Wilson couldn't have helped but impress Moyes with his super strike, and with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie struggling with injury ahead of the trip to Munich, surely the United manager must be tempted to put his faith in his prodigious talent. 

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