With the transfer window now slammed shut until January 1st, the loan window for Football League clubs opened yesterday meaning that all of the Championship, League One and League Two’s finest can try and poach exciting youngsters hot out of Premier League academies on a temporary basis.
One man who is set to be on the move shortly is Manchester United’s James Wilson who after accumulating 14 first team games for the Red Devils in the Premier League, is now expected to receive more regular playing time in England’s second tier with Paul Clement’s Derby County heavily linked.
While a short-term move such as this would usually be endorsed by Manchester United fans given Wilson’s age and what have you, our resident Red Devils aren’t sure this is the best plan Louis van Gaal has ever had considering the only other two out-and-out forward options Manchester United have are both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial right now.
After Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie both exited Old Trafford in the summer, United toiled to find striking reinforcements, eventually settling for Martial but left behind aren’t many options for van Gaal to utilise up top with the Dutchman even claiming that Marouane Fellaini could receive some playing time in the role this term.
United fans will obviously be hoping Rooney and Martial stay fit for the majority of the campaign but they can’t help but question van Gaal’s decision to be seemingly allowing Wilson out on loan given their striking shortfall.
With this theme in mind, we’ve devised five reasons why Wilson should be staying put this autumn.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 reasons why Manchester United shouldn’t loan out James Wilson.