Manchester United Youngster Set To Join Sheffield United On Loan

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Manchester United finally made a move during the January transfer window, but it was not the one many fans were hoping for.

It has been reported that striker James Wilson has joined Sheffield United on loan for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old has only scored four times for Manchester United during his career and has not featured for the senior side since October 2015.

The target man now will have another chance to thrive at the Championship, a league he knows quite well since he has been on loan there before. He has previosuly played for Brighton and Derby County in the past.

Wilson has been a regular scorer for Ricky Sbragia’s under-23s this season, and although he was included in the Jose Mourinho’s Champions League squad in August, he is not considered part of the manager’s plans. In fact, he did not travel with the team to Dubai, meaning a January exit was quite likely.

Manager Chris Wilder said: “James has a fantastic pedigree having come through the ranks at Manchester United and importantly has some good Championship experience.

“He says he is raring to go and is the fittest he has ever been, so couple that with his undoubted ability and desire to impress, than I’m sure he will improve the group.”

The former England U21 international, who has got 18 months left on his contract at Old Trafford, could make his Sheffield debut as early as this Friday against Sheffield Wednesday.