James Wilson Derby loan agreed
By Manchester correspondent Alex Stevens
James Wilson has agreed to join Derby County on loan from Manchester United, Football Insider sources understand.
The 19-year-old striker will be allowed to leave Old Trafford during the emergency loan window despite being one of only three recognised forwards at the club.
Manager Louis van Gaal believes he has enough options up front, with skipper Wayne Rooney and new signing Anthony Martial set to lead the line in the coming months.
More than 20 clubs enquired for Wilson last week when United indicated they would be willing to allow the England Under-21 international to leave during the emergency loan window, which opened on Wednesday and closes on 25 November.
The window allows Football League clubs to take advantage of Premier League outfits looking to send players out on loan to gain regular first-team experience.
Wilson has only played 17 minutes of first-team football since February and United recognise he needs more competitive games to develop.
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Football Insider understands that the young striker is frustrated at his lack of opportunities in the past year despite making a breakthrough under caretaker Ryan Giggs the previous season. A series of niggling injuries have also stunted his progress.
Derby have been very keen to strike a deal for Wilson after scoring just four goals in their opening five Championship fixtures.
The emergency window allows player to sign for between 28 and 93 days, and the deal can then be extended in January until the end of the season.