Date: 18th December 2015 at 3:15pm
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There’s been a few rumblings here and there that Man United could look to recall James Wilson before the end of his loan deal with Brighton ends, which is meant to be a season-long loan.

United do have the right to technically recall the England U21 international after 28-days but the Argus has quoted his reserve coach at Old Trafford Warren Joyce as telling the ManUtd.com.

‘He’s hit the ground running and taken the opportunities to score well. Obviously they’re near the top of the league and it’s good experience for him. If he can manage to stay in the team and contribute for a side that gets promotion, it will be great for him.’

These comments are thought to suggest he’ll not be recalled and will therefore see out his loan for its duration with Chris Hughton also expecting this, I think!

Hughton said he was well aware of he potential recall clause but he doesn’t think this will happen with his parent club regularly updated by his progress.

‘The only contact is that we keep them (United) informed of his game, his physical stats and clips. They are all sent through to Manchester United so they are aware of what he’s done on a daily basis.

‘We can only take it as it is and at this moment it’s a loan through to the end of the season. We know there’s a recall but he’s here for a reason, to play games and get experience.’

The man that really matters, Louis van Gaal, isn’t ruling out a return to Old Trafford ahead of the end of the season but, also quoted by the Argus, the Man United boss isn’t suggesting this is likely to be an imminent thing either.

‘We have sent him to Brighton because he needs match rhythm and he has to show his qualities. We have extended his contract because of his qualities and we believe in him. If we are in trouble we can recall him.’

That should be that then!

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