United sensation scores for U21s – does a place on the bench v Chelsea beckon?

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Manchester United striker James Wilson was on target for the U21 side.

Manchester United teenage sensation James Wilson continued his burgeoning career with another impressive strike for the Under-21 side.

The 18-year-old striker was the star of the show as he grabbed the first goal of the game as the Red Devils ran out 2-1 winners.

The goal illustrated his impressive talent as with a quick piece of footwork he made sufficient room for himself to fire away a powerful 25-yard effort which nestled into the bottom corner.

His goal certainly won the plaudits after the game as teammate Michael Carrick lavished heavy praise on the striker after making a 60-minute appearance in his comeback from injury.

“He [Wilson] is just a goal machine. He's like that in training and scores all the time. It's a great habit to have, something I wish I had! He's just a natural,” he told the club's official website

“It wasn't even a chance for his goal, he created a yard for himself and put it in the bottom corner. He probably feels he should have had another goal or two but both front boys deserved the goals because they were terrific."

Wilson was also taken off with 30 minutes to spare which prompts the question whether he will be included on the bench for the visit of Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

With Wayne Rooney suspended, Van Gaal may feel the need to include more firepower on the bench just in case the Old Trafford outfit are chasing a result in the latter stages of the game.

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