Manchester United’s teenage striker James Wilson has been speaking to MUTV about his teammate Radamel Falcao.
In an interview later published by the club’s official website, Wilson – who scored his first senior goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Queens Park Rangers – hailed the Colombian international.
“I can learn a lot from him in training,” the 19-year-old said of the on-loan striker. “It was maybe not his day today, but maybe a few of my crosses could have set him up a bit better.
“But yeah, it’s great to play alongside him and learn off him, it’s great for me.”
Falcao’s future remains in doubt, with his form since joining United in the summer unlikely to convince the club to fork out a sizeable amount for a permanent transfer.
That said, he is undeniably talented and he had chances against QPR that on another day he would have buried. He has also shown that he knows where the goal is despite being used sporadically due to injuries, lack of fitness and squad rotation.
While Falcao’s future is unclear, his young United teammate Wilson’s appears anything but.
The teenager netted a brace on his senior debut last season and he finally got off the mark this campaign.
Now the player whose presence meant United could afford to wave goodbye to Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez must show he can be a consistent goal-threat; and learning from a player like Falcao will only help him in that quest.