James Wilson has signed a new four year-contract to stay at Manchester United until 2019.
The 19-year-old striker scored twice on his Premier League debut against Hull City at the back end of the 2013-14 season as caretaker manager Ryan Giggs gave him his first-team breakthrough.
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Manager Louis van Gaal told United’s official website: “James is one of the brightest young English prospects and we are delighted he has signed a new contract.
“He is a very talented forward player and has a keen eye for goal. His development is continuing in the right direction and it is clear to see that he has a fine future ahead of him.”
Despite claiming to rate him highly and having only Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial as his other recognised forwards, Van Gaal has yet to use Wilson in any competition this season.
The England Under-21 international has been linked with a possible loan move to the Championship, as The Mirror reports, but is optimistic about making a impact for the Red Devils in the future.
Wilson told United’s website: “I have been at United since I was seven years old and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. Growing up at the club has been an incredible experience and I feel it stands me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract and look forward to playing a part in the team for many years to come.”
In total, Wilson, who has been at Old Trafford since 2003, has scored four goals in 18 games for United’s first team.
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