Well that’s not a bad way to start your Manchester United career is it? Teenager James Wilson was handed his first team debut by Ryan Giggs, and duly responded with two well taken goals in the 3-1 win over Hull City at Old Trafford.
With his understandably excited parents watching on, Wilson siezed his opportunity with a brace of classic poacher’s goals to make it a debut he and his family will always remember.
The first goal was an instinctive finish from Fellaini’s knockdown. His second, scored in front of the Stretford End, was a tap in after Fellaini should really have scored but was denied by the Hull keeper.
Ryan Giggs must take credit for deciding to give Wilson and fellow youngster Tom Lawrence a chance. This continues the tradition laid down by Fergie who always looked to play one or two youngsters in games when there was little to play for. Wilson certainly seized his opportunity and we look forward to seeing much more of him next season and for many years to come.
With Adnan Janusaz also outstanding in this match, the future may not be so bleak for United as the media would have us believe. There is clearly talent waiting to come through and hopefully the next manager will give young players their chance and not just look to spend big if it’s not needed.