James Wilson (born 1 December 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United.
Started his career with Manchester United at the age of seven.
Made his first appearance for the under-18s as a 14-year-old in a friendly against Slovak side Tatran Prešov in 2010.
Suffered a broken ankle in the second game of the 2011–12 season that kept him out for nearly five months.
Signed as an academy scholar with United in 2012.
Won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year in 2014.
Made his senior debut when he started a Premier League match at home to Hull City on 6 May, and marked the occasion with two goals in a 3–1 win.
On 7 August 2014, Wilson scored all four goals in the under-21s’ 4–1 victory over Manchester City in the Manchester Senior Cup final.
Wilson was made a member of the first team squad for the 2014-15 season, scoring 2 times in 17 games.
Reported that 20 clubs enquired about taking Wilson on loan in 2015 but was told to stay at Ols Trafford.
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)
Joined Brighton & Hove Albion on a loan deal lasting until the end of the season in November 2015.
Made his debut replacing Bobby Zamora for the final 24 minutes of a 2–1 win over Birmingham City and hitt the post.
Scored on his first start against Charlton in December 2015.
Finished his loan at Brighton with 5 goals in 27 games.
Derby County (loan)
Joined Derby on a season long loan in August 2016.
Suffered a serious knee injury and returned to Manchester United for treatment in October 2016.
Sheffield United (loan)
Joined Sheffield United on a six month loan deal in January 2018.
Made his debut a few days later as a substitute against rivals Sheffield Wednesday, scoring his first goal in his next match against Norwich City.
James has represented England at Under-16, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level.
Won the 2011 Victory Shield win England Under-16’s.
Scored on his England Under-19 debut in October 2013 against Estonia.
Scored on his England under-21 debut in a 1–0 win against the United States in September 2015.