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Exclusive: The real reason Man United's James Wilson is ready to quit his boyhood club

In May, it will be five years since James Wilson, 18 at the time, stunned Old Trafford with two goals on his debut against Hull City. But this summer it is likely the striker will leave Manchester United, ending an association with the club that began when he was a young boy.

Wilson was plucked from the academy by Ryan Giggs after the Welshman was named caretaker-manager in the wake of David Moyes' sacking in 2014. Two weeks later, he was thrown in at the deep end against Hull and it took him...

Manchester United's James Wilson joins Aberdeen on season-long loan

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Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan in a move that is likely to mean the end of his career at Old Trafford.

Wilson, 22, who has scored four goals in 20 senior appearances for United, has been given no indication he has a first-team future under Jose Mourinho and was overlooked for the summer tour of the United States.

Mourinho included a number of teenagers in his squad, including 16-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, but there was no place for Wilson,...

Manchester United striker James Wilson won't join U.S. tour - sources

James Wilson is back in action after a knee injury.

James Wilson will not be part of the Manchester United's squad for the preseason tour of the United States and will instead head to Austria with the under-23s, sources have told ESPN FC.

On Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho is set to finalise his squad for games against LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But Wilson, 21, will not be part of the group and will instead be in new U23s boss Ricky Sbragia's squad.

The striker spent the first part of last season on loan...

 By PA Sport

James Wilson facing lengthy spell out after suffering ACL damage

James Wilson will be out for an extended period of time.

Derby's on-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining cruciate ligament damage.

The 20-year-old was injured in training with the Rams on Monday and returned to United to undergo tests.

Those have confirmed the severity of the damage and Wilson is set to undergo knee surgery in the coming days.

Derby manager Steve McClaren told his club's website: "It's incredibly disappointing news that James has suffered an injury like this.

"Only last...

 By PA Sport

James Wilson returns to Man United after suffering knee injury at Derby

James Wilson was injured while training with Derby County on Monday.

Derby's on-loan striker James Wilson has returned to parent club Manchester United because of a serious knee injury.

Wilson, 20, sustained the injury during training with Derby on Monday and both clubs are waiting to learn the full extent of the damage.

"On-loan James Wilson has returned to £MUFC for assessment on a significant knee injury sustained during Derby County training on Monday," United said on Twitter.

Wilson joined Derby on a season-long loan in August and has made four appearances...

Manchester United loan striker James Wilson to Derby County for season

Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Championship club Derby County on a season-long loan.

Wilson, 20, started last season as part of United's first-team squad and featured against Arsenal in the Premier League and Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, but he then joined Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the rest of the season, scoring five league goals as the Seagulls went on to lose in the Championship playoffs.

Although Wilson played in manager Jose Mourinho's first match in charge,...