Manchester United striker James Wilson will remain at the club until at least December to help contend with a potential fixture pile-up after Louis van Gaal confirmed the England youth international would not be loaned out before the turn of the year. Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers have both expressed an interest in signing the 19-year-old but Wilson looks set to remain at Old Trafford.
Despite the summer exits of Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Javier Hernandez, Wilson has slipped further out of favour with van Gaal and has not featured in any of the club's opening 10 games in the Premier League, Champions League or the Capital One Cup. Wilson made 13 appearances last season in his breakthrough campaign but the arrival of Anthony Martial has seemingly stifled his progress.
With United potentially facing 20 matches in the space of 13 and a half weeks, van Gaal is concerned by the fixture pile-up and wants to retain Wilson to cover for potential injuries in his attack. The Dutch coach will not make a decision over whether the England Under-21 international will be allowed to leave the club until the eve of the January transfer window.
"He is the natural successor of Martial, but he needs to play," he said in his pre-match press conference according to United's official website. "However, Manchester United's interests are always higher than individual interests, so I have doubts about letting him go.
"Maybe we will have to wait until December to see how it is with our club. Are [United] succeeding in the Champions League? In the Capital One Cup? Maybe he shall receive minutes off me because I have to rotate as I did against Ipswich Town and it can also be done in the other matches. I have talked with him and I think we'll wait until December."