Aberdeen striker James Wilson has spoken about his time with football giants Manchester United.
The Dons forward left United in the summer. He was once one of their hottest prospects after breaking onto the scene via a debut goal against Hull City.
Whilst he admits playing for the club came with ‘pressure’, Wilson says he ‘really enjoyed’ his Old Trafford stint.
He told the Aberdeen website: “The standard in training every day was obviously extremely high but the competition for places was the same as it is everywhere. Everyone wants to start games and there can only be 11 players on the field. The fact I started some games ahead of some very big name players, I must have been doing something right.
“There is pressure with it being such a big club and huge expectations for you to be a good player and not just that, to be a good person in general. I have tried to live up to that, even as an ex-player, as much as possible.
“I really enjoyed my time at Manchester United but after that start, especially when I went on loan, I was always the boy that came from United and all of that, so that pressure has lifted a little now.”
Wilson can make a name for himself at Aberdeen following Manchester United exit
After netting on his debut against Hull, Wilson made his Old Trafford stint harder for himself. Expectations suddenly rose and it was obviously a bit much for the Englishman.
He’s now at Aberdeen, where the striker has had a bit of a frustrating start. Due to Sam Cosgrove’s excellent start to the season, which has seen him hit double figures already, Wilson is having to bide his time for a start.
The ex-United man has featured eight times, but most of them have been from the bench. He hasn’t scored yet as he waits for an opportunity to kickstart his Dons career.
Whilst he is grateful for what United did for him, Wilson seems happy to not have the pressure of dealing with the demands they bring with their size.
Wilson’s played at the top level, now he has to find top form for Aberdeen.