Manchester United fans react on Twitter to James Wilson tour squad omission

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

James Wilson does not look to be in Manchester United's plans this season.

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

Just days after starting Manchester United's first pre-season friendly match, James Wilson was left off the Red Devils' squad list for the pre-season tour of China.

Wilson failed to shine at the DW Stadium against Wigan Athletic, and new boss Jose Mourinho was evidently not impressed with what he saw from the young striker.

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

When the club unveiled their 25 man squad list for the tour, Wilson was not on it, despite a spot opening up in attack with star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic being rested.

His place was taken by Will Keane, who scored at the weekend, but had generally been viewed as a player who Wilson had overtaken.

With Marcus Rashford ahead also in the pecking order, Wilson looks like he will have to go out on loan in order to progress his career.

James Wilson celebrates after scoring on his Manchester United debutJames Wilson celebrates after scoring on his Manchester United debut

James Wilson celebrates after scoring on his Manchester United debutJames Wilson celebrates after scoring on his Manchester United debut

It is more than two years since Wilson made his debut for the first team, scoring twice, a game which Ryan Giggs was in charge for.

He did not progress under Louis van Gaal, and his loan spell at Brighton last season was underwhelming.

United fans are split on whether they should give up on him and write him off, or whether this would be a big mistake. 

Here is a look at some of the reaction via Twitter...

 

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