Manchester United youngster James Wilson comments on impact of first goal

Old Trafford

James Wilson's first Premier League goal of the season has made him hungry for more.

The 2014-15 season was supposed to be the breakthrough year for Biddulph-born United youngster James Wilson. After netting a brace against Hull City on his debut last season many expected even bigger things from 19-year-old this time round. 

Wilson was given an immediate vote of confidence at the start of the season as Louis van Gaal decided to sell Danny Welbeck in order to aid his development in the first team.

The highly-rated striker has made 10 Premier League appearances for United, which include two starts that came against Stoke City and Liverpool. Surprisingly though, it took him until his 10th game, coming off the bench away at QPR, for Wilson to find his goalscoring boots this season.

Now he has that first goal though, Wilson is confident it will help him to find the back of the net more often.

He told United Review: “Even in training now I have felt a lot more confident, it has helped me a lot.

"They say your first goal of the season is probably the toughest one to score. Hopefully that is just my first one and I can keep going game by game, getting as many minutes as I can and a few more goals.”

Wilson partnered Radamel Falcao in United's last game against Cambridge, and many expected the pair to fill their boots. However it was an embarrassing display from van Gaal's star-studded side and they could only muster a 0-0 draw.

The England Under-20 international had a particularly difficult game as he lacked the service and general involvement that he needs to net on a regular basis.

United face Leicester City at Old Trafford tomorrow and the youngster is unlikely to start the game with Robin van Persie fit again and Falcao ahead of him in the pecking order. Although if he can continue to make a strong impact from the bench then he will certainly begin to give van Gaal some selection headaches.

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