Warren Joyce comments on James Wilson's four goal exploits

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The Manchester United reserve manager believes it is important not to get carried away regarding the upside of academy graduate James Wilson.

Strike prospect James Wilson, 18, netted four times in the Manchester Senior Cup final at Ewen Fields in Hyde yesterday, Thursday, and the teenager said in his post-match offering that he "hoped" he impressed senior manager Louis van Gaal as he "showed him what [he] can do."

He said: "Hopefully I can get the call-up to do it for the new gaffer as well."

Considering the pedigree van Gaal has when it comes to developing precociously-talented prospects in football, and his obvious inclination to create superstars at Manchester United, it is not unfathomable that a player such as Wilson joins success story Adnan Januzaj in the reckoning for senior selection.

Reserve coach Warren Joyce, though, has attempted to temper expectations and believes the youngster still has much maturing to do in order to realise his potential, regardless of his recent performances.

"He's got a lot of things he has still got to work on," Joyce said. "There are things, technically and tactically, he's naive on.

"He is still a young boy with a lot of natural talent. There are a lot of things he can still improve on but he wants to do that and he can do it this year."

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