The 19-year-old was handed his first-team debut at Old Trafford under Ryan Giggs last season and has scored four goals in 17 appearances for the Red Devils.
I like his attitude, he looks a good player
Louis van Gaal raised eyebrows recently when he claimed that he does not have a striker capable of scoring 20 goals a season at his disposal at Manchester United.
But Sherringham, who won the treble with United back in 1999, feels that Wilson has the potential to reach those figures if given a regular run in the first team.
Speaking to United’s website, former striker Sherringham said: “I really like James Wilson. It’s a shame for him that Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie are in front of him.
“Louis van Gaal said recently that he doesn’t have a striker who can score 20 goals a season, but I think if you put Wilson up there with Wayne Rooney then you’d have two players who can reach those figures for you.
“He’s very direct, scores goals, has good pace and that added bonus of being a left-footer – they always tend to catch defenders off guard and it always looks more special when the left-footed strike goes in.
“I like his attitude, he looks a good player, a good prospect and one that everyone needs to keep an eye on.”
United are currently fourth in the Premier League table heading into Sunday’s showdown with Liverpool at Anfield.
Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney netted his 11th goal of the season as Van Gaal’s men beat top-four rivals Tottenham 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
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