Teenage debutant James Wilson was hailed by Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs after his stunning two-goal debut.
Wilson, the latest young talent to come off the United production line, showed razor sharp predatory instincts to score a goal in each half as Giggs’s side completed a comfortable 3-1 victory over Hull City in their final home match of the season.
Wilson is highly regarded at United. The striker, scouted by the club when he was just seven, has impressed with the Under-21s this year and he scored on his Under-18 debut while still only 15.
“He is a natural goalscorer,” said Giggs, who has played with his fair share of top strikers at United.
“But he has got more to his game than that. He can run at people, he has got pace and he is a clever player so I am delighted for him to score the two goals.
“He was fantastic”
Wilson was one of two youngsters making their first United appearances on the night, along with 20-year-old forward Tom Lawrence, and was the leading light in a three-pronged attack with 19-year-old Adnan Januzaj.
The performance of the three youngsters will give beleaguered United supporters hope that better times lie ahead after a nightmare season.
The club, who sacked David Moyes late last month after a disastrous 10-month spell in charge, can finish no higher than sixth and are in danger of missing out on European football for the first time since 1990.
“I said when I took over I wanted to bring excitement back. Some of the forward play from the three young lads was brilliant,” Giggs said.