Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal let two of his strikers leave the club this summer because he felt young prospect James Wilson has a brighter future than both of them.
Louis van Gaal let two of last years first team players go this summer, allowing super sub Hernandez out on loan to Madrid, and selling academy product Welbeck to league rivals Arsenal.
The reason for these departures, according to the Guardian, is that van Gaal views 18 year old James Wilson as a better prospect than both Welbeck and Hernandez.
Wilson scored a brace on his Premier League debut against Hull last year, and will surely get further chances under van Gaal after the managers recent show of faith.
Van Gaal is not the only one at old trafford who thinks highly of Wilson, with Ryan Giggs handing the youngster his debut during his short stint as interim manager.
Whether this faith is misplaced is something we probably won’t know for a while. Do you think James Wilson will make the grade at United?
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