‘There's nothing he can't do’ - Paddy McNair on Manchester United teammate James Wilson

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Paddy McNair is full of praise for Manchester United teammate James Wilson.

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair has been singing the praises of James Wilson.

The 19-year-old forward is rated as one of the best young players in England and is seemingly in the long-term plans of manager Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman has played Wilson from time to time in the Premier League this season, and the youngster has repaid the faith of his boss with spirited and lively displays.

Wilson is still far below in the pecking order, with Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie first-team regulars, but the teenager is expected to progress in the coming months and years.

McNair, who is himself only 19 years of age, has backed his teammate to make a big name for himself in the future.

“Oh, he's brilliant," McNair told United Review. "I think he's got everything. There's nothing he can't do. It's just a matter of time before he gets his first hat-trick at Old Trafford! He works really hard and it's a real challenge to face him in training.”

Wilson’s talent and form for the United youth teams are well documented, and one can expect to see more of him in the first team as the season progresses.

There have been suggestions that United will need to dip into the transfer market in two to three years’ time to replace their ageing strikers, but perhaps Wilson’s emergence will mean that they won’t need to do that.

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