James Wilson
Wilson is hoping his international exploits can help him improve on four United appearances this season Getty Images/Richard Heathcote

Manchester United youngster James Wilson will continue his attempts to catch the eye of manager Louis van Gaal during the England Under-20s against Canada on Wednesday evening.

The 19-year-old returns to the squad for the matches against Canada and Portugal after an impressive run of form for the United Under-21 side led to a string of first team appearances.

Wilson has appeared as a substitute against Everton, Chelsea, Manchester City and Crystal Palace this season and has been billed by United boss van Gaal as a potential long-term replacement for Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

"When you play for England, you're representing your country," the 19-year-old said in the build-up to the game at Bournemouth's Goldsands Stadium. "So it's a very proud moment when you get called up for that."

Falcao has returned to training after a calf problem which has forced him to miss United's last three games, but according to van Gaal, he will not be fit to feature against Arsenal upon the resumption of the Premier League on 22 November.

The Colombian's continued absence which saw him miss the games against City, Chelsea and Palace could hand Wilson another opportunity in the first team.

Wilson scored his first United goals against Hull City last season and van Gaal is ready to hand the player additional responsibility in the first team.

"From what I have seen this season, [yes], but he was also injured a few times," he said earlier this month.

"He has already been knocking on the door for a long time, that I have said in many press conferences. That is not only because he substituted Robin van Persie in the last match [against City]. I believe in him but he has competition with [Radamel] Falcao and Robin van Persie."