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Transfer battle on as Man United baller with better Premier League strike-rate than Wayne Rooney becomes available

Over the last four Premier League seasons, including week one of the 2016-17 campaign, Wayne Rooney has scored 38 goals for Manchester United.

The Red Devils skipper has made 91 appearances during those four seasons, racking up 7,824 minutes of game time in the process.

Rooney’s minutes-per-goal average therefore stands at one every 205.9 minutes.

Interestingly, 20-year-old United striker James Wilson actually has a better record over the same period, having netted three times in just 421 minutes.

Wilson’s average is one goal every 140.3 minutes.

Of course, such statistics should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially as Wilson has barely featured, compared to Rooney.

But perhaps Wilson’s record suggests that he deserves a proper crack? Sadly, that seems highly unlikely, considering United boss Jose Mourinho has the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford at his disposal.

Many would argue that Wilson has at least earned a chance to shine elsewhere in the Premier League, but instead it seems he is set for another loan move to the Championship,

That’s because The Telegraph are reporting that Wilson is at the centre of a transfer battle between Derby County and Fulham, after the England U21 international was cleaned to leave Old Trafford on a short-term basis.

The Telegraph claim that the two second-tier clubs are fighting to get Wilson signed before the weekend.

Wilson spend most of more than half of last season on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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