It’s not been a great day to Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman has been forced to field an unorthodox back four against Bournemouth in the shape of Guillermo Varela, Paddy McNair, Daley Blind and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, and there have also been events outside of his ranks that highlight certain transfer issues.
In some ways it’s positive that James Wilson has scored a decent goal for Brighton and Hove Albion against Derby after joining them on loan, yet it brings up a bit of a debate. It’s good to see the 20-year-old netting, but with United having notched only 20 goals in 15 Premier League matches while playing some fairly one-dimensional football, he could be of use for the Dutchman right now…
Not a bad finish from Wilson, that.
So with Wayne Rooney injured, and underperforming when fit, Anthony Martial still adapting and Marouane Fellaini an agricultural option, Wilson could, arguably, have a role to play over the coming weeks had he not been sent away.