Manchester United youngster Wilson - Injury problems are behind me

Manchester United youngster James Wilson says his ankle problems are a thing of the past.

Manchester United youngster James Wilson has confirmed that he’s over the ankle problem, which plagued him over the early part of the season.

Wilson missed a patch of early season with the problem, but confirmed in an interview with Manchester United’s website that he’s fully fit.

‘How is the ankle now?’ he was asked during an interview with United’s main site, to which he replied: “It’s brilliant, it’s fine, there’s no injury now. It’s good.”

Wilson finds himself in the unique position of being the fourth choice striker at the club behind a world class trio of players in Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

He’s made it clear that he sees the under-21 side as an important platform he can use to try and get more minutes in Louis van Gaal’s first team, but the Dutchman has already used him in the senior side this season, with a brief appearance against Everton.

Wilson is pushing all the time and it’s encouraging that a persistent problem he’s had in the past is now confined to just that, the past.

The Manchester derby this weekend provides a potentially huge platform for him to come off the bench and make it impact if he’s fortunate enough to be selected in the squad.

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