A New Deal is Offered by Manchester United Providing Forgotten Striker For Correcting Louis Van Gaal Mistakes
Editorials News | May-23-2019
Manchester United have been forced to keep forgotten striker James Wilson at the club by former defender Clayton Blackmore. At Aberdeen, Wilson has spent the season. He scored the winner in his final game for helping his club to a fourth-place finish.
That goal was only the 23-year-old's fourth one of the seasons in 33 appearances. But just 13 of those were beginnings. It seems likely that he will be released by United with the striker out of contract at the end of the season.
Wilson, after scoring twice on his debut which was against Hull City at the end of the 2013/14 Premier League season, leaped onto the scene at United. He later added further goals against QPR and Cambridge United in 2015, but loan spells at Brighton, Derby and Sheffield United only returned 6 goals in a collective 40 appearances.
However, Blackmore took to Twitter after Wilson's recent goal at Aberdeen for calling for the Englishman to get a new deal at United, claiming his starting spell in the first team squad was hampered by Louis Van Gaal's tactics.
Blackmore congratulate James Wilson who scored for Aberdeen two assists last game maybe Man Utd should give you a chance.
He also said that when Van Gaal oversaw the system, his play wasn’t good for strikers or no.10 players no passes or crosses. If the ball is to Wilson, he will do the rest."
It might be a risk for United for keeping Wilson on for another year, but his record of 20 goals in 41 games at youth level backs up the confidence of Blackmore in him.
The fans though were not convinced by Blackmore's suggestion, saying he has not done up to the mark for warranting a new deal, and young striker Mason Greenwood is a better prospect to develop.
By: Preeti Narula