19 year old Manchester United rising star has been shipped to Championship team Brighton & Hove Albion for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
James Wilson is a United academy product who has scored four goals for the Red Devils in 20 appearances. The talent and potential of the English U-21 star can be seen by the keen interest of several clubs to grab the opportunity to take away the striker on loan. Brighton manager Chris Hughton showing his delight on acquiring the young striker said that “James has been our number one target for some timeHe is an exciting young striker, and we hope that this move will prove very good for all parties involved. There was a huge amount of competition from rival clubs to sign James on loan and it has been another great team effort to secure his signature
The move to lend out a promising striker has not gone down very well among the Manchester United fans. Anger from the fans has been directed at Loius Van Gaal for his tactics and letting go off a very talented striker in the light of the current forward debacle. The popular opinion has been that instead of letting a home talent shine somewhere else it would have been advisable to breed it at home and make it a viable option for the future.
This is very critical on the part of the fans as there are politics involved behind a decision like this. Manchester United currently stand at the second position with 27 points on the board. Even though standing on formidable ground, Manchester United lack a force in their attacking with Rooney suffering from a dry spell. Will the Dutchman scout the market for a new forward or will he show his faith in the Englishman like he has till now depite public ridicule? The coming weeks will surely be a test of time for Van Gaal and Manchester United.