Luke Shaw and James Wilson are both in their teens, but they will play an important role in Manchester United’s 2014-15 campaign.
That’s the opinion of United legend Gary Neville, who rates the duo very highly.
Could be biggest excitement at OT today for sometime. Personally hope Di Maria and Shaw play.. Could be devastating left side..— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 14, 2014
“@yeatesy46: do you see James Wilson having an impact this season? Was very impressive when he's come on.” Yes LVG will bring him through— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 14, 2014
Shaw had been struggling for the past few weeks with injury, but he has now recovered and is likely to be at least on the substitutes’ bench for today’s Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford.
The England international left-back enjoyed a breakthrough 2013-14 season for Southampton and was duly snapped up for a whooping £27 million by United in the summer.
The 19-year-old has played over 50 league matches and was included in England’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but there have been suggestions that he is not worth £27m and may not become the great player than many expects him to be.
However, Shaw’s talent and potential cannot be doubted and, if given the time and afforded the patience that players of his age need, then he could become the long-term first choice at left-back.
Wilson is a talented 18-year-old striker who made his debut for United against Hull City at Old Trafford in the Premier League last season. The youngster marked the occasion with two goals in a 3-1 win and is one for the future.
Given the competition that Wilson faces for playing time this season from Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, the teenager may have to wait a little longer to get his chances.