James Wilson
James Wilson has played 12 times for United this seasonGetty Images

Manchester United will welcome back James Wilson for the Under-21 Premier League derby against Manchester City after illness.

Wilson has not played for the senior United team since the win over Burnley on 11 February but returned to the bench for the win at Crystal Palace.

The 20-year-old had made 12 Premier League appearances this season and with United all but guaranteed a place in next season's Champions League with two games left, manager Louis van Gaal could hand Wilson further run-outs between now and the end of the campaign.

And any hopes of handing Wilson further experience has been boosted by the news that the forward had recovered from his recent setback in time to face City.

The England Under-20 international struck four times in the 4-1 win over City in the Manchester Senior Cup final in August 2014 and could replace Ashley Fletcher for the game at Old Trafford.

United's reserve team need four points from their final two matches to clinch the Under-21 Premier League, after title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool slipped up.

The Premier League champions lost 1-0 to Sunderland on 11 May at the Stadium of Light, while on the same evening Liverpool were held to a 4-4 by Norwich City.

Clubs often use the games to give injury returnees game time before their first-team recall, however Michael Carrick will not feature having been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Recent injury victims Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling are also not expected to be involved but Ben Pearson, Saidy Janko, Reece James and Will Keane could feature after loan spells in the Football League.

But Andreas Pereira is unavailable after being called up by the Brazil Under-20 side.