United morning news: Giggs on the future; RvP on 18-year-old sensation

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Most of the talk among Manchester United fans this morning is about the amazing debut of striker James Wilson.

The teenager netted twice in his first appearance for the senior side, helping United to a 3-1 victory over Hull City in their final home game of the season.

Speaking after the match, fellow front-man Robin van Persie was full of praise for the starlet.

In an interview with MUTV later published by Goal, van Persie said, “James played really well.

“I know how hard it is to make your (United) debut – I made mine when I was about 29! I know how special it can be. He made it special for himself and for everyone tonight.”

Big things are expected of Wilson, who is far from just another flash-in-the-pan. Consistently played above his age group and starring regardless, the young man may have just made a huge statement to whoever does become the next permanent manager of United.

The interim boss, Ryan Giggs, addressed the Old Trafford crowd after last night’s game, and he suggested that better things were to come despite a disappointing campaign.

In quotes published by the BBC, the Welshman said, “Over the years we’ve been spoilt with the success we’ve had, but you’ve always supported the team and the staff, and I’m sure in the coming years we’ll bring you more success.”

The fact that he is talking of the future in terms of “we” may just mean he is going nowhere for a while, with reports continuing that he will play a part under manager-elect Louis van Gaal.

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