Man Utd striker Wilson set for season-long loan stint at Fulham

Ian Watson

Manchester United striker James Wilson is set to be loaned out to Fulham for the season having been told he does not feature in Jose Mourinho’s immediate plans. 

The 20-year-old was not included in the United party that flew to China on Tuesday after falling further down the pecking order following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival and Marcus Rashford’s emergence.

Wilson spent the second half of last season on loan at Brighton where he scored five goals in 27 appearances for the Seagulls.

The centre-forward played only 54 minutes under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford this season and Mourinho is willing to sanction a loan exit after watching him struggle for the first half of United’s friendly win over Wigan on Saturday.

Guillermo Varela is another United youngster set to leave the club on loan, with Frankfurt reportedly the Uruguayan’s likely destination.