Report: Leeds United and Derby County told no by Louis van Gaal regarding James Wilson loan deal

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The Championship sides are both said to have asked about the talented striker.

This week saw Manchester United tie down their talented striker James Wilson to a new deal at the club.

The 19-year-old is now tied down at Manchester United until 2019 and United fans are certainly, and rightly, excited about the striker’s future at Old Trafford.

His more immediate future however might lie elsewhere – with Leeds United wanting the attacker on loan.

Whilst Leeds boss Uwe Rosler has hinted that Will Buckley’s imminent arrival will be the last at Elland Road in terms of loan deals it is reported in the paper edition of The Mirror today that Leeds were one of the teams keen on signing him on loan – along with the well-known interest of Derby County.

The report however claims the deal has already fallen on deaf ears. Louis van Gaal told the Championship sides that Wilson is a part of his first-team plans this campaign and would not be going anywhere in the emergency loan window.

United are short in striking options – with just Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial in the team ahead of Wilson – so sending him out would indeed seem unlikely.

Leeds could certainly have done with a pacier option up top, in a change to the likes of Chris Wood or Mirco Antenucci.

However, Wilson will not be that man.

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