As the class of 1992 era at Old Trafford comes to an end with the impending arrival of Dutch boss Louis van Gaal, England Under-19 forward James Wilson served notice that the conveyor belt of young talent at old Trafford will still continuing as he sccored twice on his debut as Manchester United beat Hull City 3-1 on Tuesday.
While it was a night of joy for Wilson, it was also an evening when Man United fans waved goodbye to club stars Nemanja Vidić and Ryan Giggs as they departed Old Trafford for the last time in a United search. Giggs will be retiring at the end of the season while Vidic is heading to Inter in the summer.
Wilson put United, who lost seven of their 19 home league games this season, ahead just after the half-hour mark with a neat first-time finish after Marouane Fellaini had headed down Adnan Januzaj’s free-kick. He made it 2-0 16 minutes into the second period when he converted from close range, Fellaini’s initial shot having been saved by Eldin Jakupović.
Matt Fryatt pulled one back for FA Cup finalists Hull, but Robin van Persie made sure of victory for United and player-manager Ryan Giggs, who brought himself on for another debutant, Wales Under-21 forward Tom Lawrence, with 20 minutes remaining.