Man United boss quells Championship striker links despite injury crisis

Manchester United are unlikely to recall James Wilson from his loan spell with Brighton despite the recent injury to Wayne Rooney, report the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils were rocked as it was recently revealed that their talismanic skipper, and star striker, Rooney could have up to two months out with knee ligament damage.

Only Anthony Martial and the recently recalled Will Keane are now available to boss Louis van Gaal as recognised strikers.

However, the Dutch coach is not not understood to be considering recalling the 20-year old academy graduate in the wake of such news.

‘At this point I can call James Wilson back, but I have possibilities with Will Keane and Anthony Martial,’ Van Gaal said.

‘Martial has played several matches in this role. He wants to play in this role also.’

The decision to loan Wilson out in the first place was met with skepticism due to the Red Devils’ struggles in front of goal for large parts of the season.

He took to life at the promotion chasing Seagulls well, notching two goals in his first three appearances.

Since then, however, he has added just one more goal in his last nine outings in the Championship.