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James Wilson likely to go on loan in January

The young striker is currently rebuilding his fitness with the reserves

James Wilson has revealed that he chose to stay and build up his fitness with the reserves instead of leaving on loan over the summer. Wilson suffered a knee ligament injury while on loan at Derby County last season. He did open the door to potentially making a loan move in January, however.

“I don't see why not. Obviously, the summer transfer window has gone and there was a lot of interest. But the staff all came to an agreement that I would stay until January to build on what I've already worked for.

“So I think it's certainly a possibility. We'll just have to talk and have a few conversations with the manager and certain people around here. I'm not ruling it out but we'll come to an agreement over what needs to be done.”

Once considered a bright striking prospect, Wilson has failed to kick on since making his debut under caretaker manager Ryan Giggs(!). The 21 year-old has hardly been setting the Reserves alight, and with questions raised over his drive in recent years, the second half of the season could be crucial to any United future that he has left. He is unlikely to find any suitors in the top flight, so another Championship loan will likely beckon.