Could Manchester United striker James Wilson become an option for Newcastle?

James Wilson celebrates after scoring the first goal for Brighton

James Wilson needs to make an impression if he is to make it at Manchester United, and he could grab that spotlight with Newcastle.

Manchester United's James Wilson in action with Middlesbrough's George FriendManchester United's James Wilson in action with Middlesbrough's George Friend

England under-21 international James Wilson had been hoping to take his next steps and break through at Manchester United last season.

Instead he had to watch on from the Championship while on loan at Brighton, as Marcus Rashford was handed a chance, and seized it, ending up being picked by the Three Lions for Euro 2016.

With Jose Mourinho now in charge, Wilson could have missed the boat at Old Trafford, with Ashley Fletcher also impressing on loan, and his own spell at Brighton decent but unspectacular.

James Wilson celebrates after scoring the first goal for BrightonJames Wilson celebrates after scoring the first goal for Brighton

Wilson needs to make an impression if he is to still make it at Old Trafford, and a high profile loan move is his best bet of getting noticed.

There would be nowhere better that Newcastle United, on who there will be increased spotlight due to their surprise relegation.

Newcastle are among the favourites to win promotion back to the Premier League, and Wilson, along with Newcastle's own young talent Adam Armstrong, could play a significant role.

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong in actionNewcastle United's Adam Armstrong in action

The 20-year-old, who scored twice on his Manchester United debut against Hull two seasons ago, has shown he can score goals in the Championship, netting five goals for Brighton, used frequently as a substitute.

A loan move to Newcastle could be his big chance to show he can thrive under the pressure of the big crowds and live up to his potential.

Manchester United have him under contract until 2019, and making a big impact next season can put him back in the conversation for a first team spot, as he is currently lacking momentum in this regard.

Brighton's James Wilson in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Glenn LoovensBrighton's James Wilson in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Glenn Loovens

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