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Man United Hand Senior Debuts To James Wilson and Tom Lawrence

James Wilson netted a brace on his debut.

James Wilson netted a brace on his debut.

Manchester United striker James Wilson scored two goals on his senior debut last night.

The 18-year-old struck either side of half-time against Hull City to help Ryan Giggs’ side to a 3-1 win.

Wilson, who has netted 19 times for the youth side this season, was named as part of a frontline with fellow youngster Tom Lawrence, who has been on loan at Yeovil Town for most of the season.

“You have seen a little glimpse of the future, and this is what this club is about,” said Giggs in his post-match address to the crowd. “It never stands still, we always give youth a chance and we try and play attractive football.”

Wilson said: “The first goal was just sheer euphoria and then the second was just a great experience. The ground is a lot different without 75,000 people, but just to play here even in front of a small crowd for the Under-21s is still a great experience to play on such a ground. With all the fans here tonight it was even better.”

Wilson has scored five times in six UEFA Youth League appearances this season and been a regular across all of United’s youth sides. The striker has also found himself in the England under-19 squad and has made three appearances to date.

Watch Wilson’s two goals below.

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