Manchester United’s teenage striker James Wilson has been speaking about the prospect of making his senior debut for the club.
Prior to David Moyes’ departure, it seemed likely that the 18-year-old front-man would be given a taste of first-team action this season.
Indeed, Wilson was named on the bench for the 4-0 win over Newcastle United and Moyes said he hoped to give the teenager a chance in what remained of the campaign.
But since Ryan Giggs took temporary charge, Wilson has had to make do with under-21 action; not that he has given up hope of making his debut sooner rather than later.
In an interview with Inside United latest published by the club’s official website, Wilson said, “Hopefully it (my debut) is not too far off.
“It would be great and it’s what you work towards. Every time, I just think: ‘I could be in that first-team’.”
Wilson has enjoyed an outstanding season and is now finding the net for United’s under-21s on a regular (and sometimes spectacular) basis.
He may still be a teenager, but having often played above his age-group, you sense he would take a promotion to the first-team in his stride.
“It would be great to get a few minutes on the pitch and a real experience to see how different the games are and the pace of it,” he added.
With nothing to play for except pride in what remains of this season, perhaps Giggs will grant him that chance.