Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has decided that he can do without one of his three senior strikers for the remainder of the season despite the alarming goal shortage at Old Trafford.
James Wilson, seen below scoring on his Premier League debut against Hull City in May 2014, has joined Championship high-fliers Brighton & Hove Albion on loan until the end of the campaign.
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The Red Devils have had four goalless draws in their last seven outings, including Wednesday’s disappointing stalemate with PSV Eindhoven which leaves their Champions League future up in the air.
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Captain Wayne Rooney has been fighting for his best form and teenage sensation Anthony Martial, who has often been used in a wide role by Van Gaal anyway, has struggled to maintain his prolific start.
But even so Wilson has not had a look-in. The 19-year-old had scored four goals in five starts for United’s senior side prior to this season, but has been used only twice as a substitute in all competitions this term.
Wilson also bagged on his England Under-21 debut in September, but Van Gaal seemingly feels that a forward who obviously knows how to find the net would be better off doing it for someone else.
Brighton are level on points with Hull City at the top of the Championship table and unbeaten this season under Chris Hughton, who will have Wilson available for Saturday’s clash with Birmingham City.
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