Since leaving Old Trafford on loan for Brighton and Hove Albion, the 20-year-old Wilson has shone in the second tier. He has scored two goals in three showings in the Championship, and has shown such sharpness and hunger for goals that LVG is now seeing the youngster as a potential solution.
According to Sky Sports, the forward has caught the eye of the Red Devils chief after two valuable efforts for the Seagulls; a magnificent goal in the 3-2 victory over Charlton Athletic and the opening goal with a technically impressive strike against Derby County.
While Wilson wasn’t overwhelmingly impressive during his time at Old Trafford earlier this season—managing only eight minutes of action as van Gaal looked elsewhere—he represents an easily accessible option for LVG.
Jesse Lingard was injured against Bournemouth with a suspected hamstring problem [according to the club’s official website], while big-money additions Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay have yet to truly impress since moving to the club this summer.
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With the new boys misfiring, the Premier League contenders have missed out on a spot in the Champions League Last 16, and have scored considerably fewer than their title rivals at the top of the EPL.
While United have bagged only 21 goals, Leicester City, Arsenal and Manchester City have scored 34, 29 and 32 respectively.
Does Wilson really represent the answer for the Red Devils?