James Wilson is looking forward to the future with Manchester United after being described as “one of the brightest young English prospects” by Louis van Gaal.
Teenage striker Wilson signed a new four-year contract with the option for an extra year on Friday, despite seeing little game time so far this season.
Van Gaal said on Friday that Wilson would not be allowed to leave on loan until at least December, despite acknowledging that the England Under-21 forward does need to play football.
Though Wilson has failed so far to make an impression this campaign, Van Gaal was delighted to tie the 19-year-old down to a new deal.
The manager told United’s official website: “James is one of the brightest young English prospects and we are delighted he has signed a new contract.
“He is a very talented forward player and has a keen eye for goal. His development is continuing in the right direction and it is clear to see that he has a fine future ahead of him.”
Wilson was equally thrilled: “I have been at United since I was seven years old and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.
“Growing up at the club has been an incredible experience and I feel it stands me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player. I am delighted to have signed a new contract and look forward to playing a part in the team for many years to come.”