Derby County forward James Wilson returns to Manchester United after significant injury

Derby County's James Wilson in action with Newcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles and Jack Colback

On-loan striker James Wilson has been recalled to Old Trafford to be assessed by their medical staff.

Derby County Manager Steve McClarenDerby County Manager Steve McClaren

According to a report by the BBC, Derby County's loanee forward James Wilson has returned to Manchester United, ending his spell on loan at the Championship club.

Wilson was forced to return to Old Trafford after suffering a 'significant' knee injury in training earlier this week. He is currently being assessed by United's medical staff.

The 20-year-old had found first team opportunities scarce at the Rams since joining on a season-long loan in August, making only four appearances. His only goal came for the under-23s, when he scored in a 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers in the EFL cup in October.

Wilson burst onto the scene at United under Louis van Gaal in 2014. He scored twice on his debut against Hull City in May of that year, and went on to appear 17 times under the Dutchman during the 2014/15 Premier League season.

He went on to score in victories against Queens Park Rangers and Cambridge, but only managed two appearances in 2015/16 before joining Championship outfit Brighton on loan.

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