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Why Signing James Wilson From Manchester United is a Big Coup For Aberdeen

Why Signing James Wilson From Manchester United is a Big Coup For Aberdeen

Aberdeen announced the season-long loan signing of James Wilson from Manchester United earlier today.

The 22-year-old striker was paraded at Pittodrie and immediately shared his delight at getting the move north done.

And now he’ll concentrate on hitting the back of the net on a regular basis after a few seasons of frustration.

Wilson may be an unknown quantity to some, but most will remember him breaking on to the scene with Manchester United and that should serve as enough of a reminder that he’s a quality player.

But if it doesn’t, here’s why Aberdeen getting Wilson is a major coup:

This Was His United Debut

And This is Another of His United Goals

He Can Do Things Like This

And This

Ryan Giggs is a Fan

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It was Giggs who gave Wilson his debut at United while caretaker manager back in 2014 and he had this to say about him post-match, per mirror.co.uk: “He’s a goalscorer – a natural goalscorer; but he’s got more to his game than just that. He can turn and run and he’s a very clever player. I was delighted for him that he got two goals and I think he wanted to stay on for his hat-trick when I took him off.”

He’s a Former England Under 21 International

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Wilson only has one England Under 21 cap, but he scored on that single appearance and would likely have got more had he not suffered a serious knee injury while out on loan at Derby County.

Aberdeen Are in Need of a Hitman

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Wilson’s goalscoring form as a youngster certainly suggests he knows where the goal is and his start to life at United, and loan at Brighton, show he can do it at first team level too. If you look at the Dons squad, they have just Sam Cosgrove, Stevie May and youngster Bruce Anderson as striking options. Wilson greatly improves that with his arrival.

He’s Just a Quality Player

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