Manchester United have announced that up-and-coming striker James Wilson has agreed a contract extension at the club on their official website.

The 19-year-old forward is a product of the club’s fabled youth academy and has made inroads into the first-team squad in recent times.

Although the teenager is a fringe figure this season under Louis van Gaal, a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2019 has been agreed.

James Wilson

The gifted centre forward has made 18 senior appearances for the Red Devils, scoring four goals, but finds the substantial obstacles of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial blocking his path into the starting XI in 2015-16.

It is clear that Wilson has a bright future in the game and it is an embodiment of United’s supposed dedication to youth that the starlet has penned a contract extension.

The next step in his burgeoning career is clearly a loan move to a Championship club, with regular first-team football a necessity for the attacker to progress.


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