PHOTO: David Moyes watches as James Wilson gets injured for under-21s at Old Trafford

It was substitute James Weir who stole the plaudits for Manchester United's under-21 side.

Manchester United boss David Moyes and director Sir Bobby Charlton watched on at Old Trafford as the Red Devils drew 2-2 with Norwich City on Thursday night.

Moyes called up under-21 sensation James Wilson to the first team squad in the last Premier League game with Newcastle, the teenager an unused substitute.

He has since netted twice for the under-21s, furthering his cause for first team inclusion, but did not add to his tally last night.

Wilson was substituted in the 52nd minute, and it was his replacement James Weir who made the big impression, netting two goals to put United into an early lead.

18-year-old striker Wilson went off with an injury, with the Manchester Evening News reporting: "A substitution as James Wilson makes way for James Weir - the young striker hobbles straight down the tunnel. A bit of a concern given he has been so impressive of late and is pushing for a first-team place."

It certainly would be a blow for Wilson if injury denies him a chance to feature for the first team in the final four games of the Premier League season, with little to play for.

United went onto concede two late goals, with the draw meaning they missed out on the win required to reach the semi-final stages of the under-21 Premier League, a tournament they won last season.

Norwich City, last season's FA Youth Cup winners, netted in the 80th and 90th minute to cost the Red Devils victory.

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