James Wilson joins Salford City as ex-Man United striker pens 18-month deal with Class of ’92 owned side
Salford City’s traces to Manchester United have increased following the signing of the latter’s former striker James Wilson.
Wilson has penned an 18-month deal with the League Two side – whose owners include United greats Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville. They all have a 10 per cent stake in the club with majority owner Peter Lim having 40 per cent.
Wilson, who came through the academy ranks at United, joins from Aberdeen where he signed in the summer after a loan spell last season.
Salford City have signed former Manchester United striker James Wilson from Aberdeen
The 24-year-old scored failed to score in 16 appearances for the Dons this campaign.
‘I’m feeling very positive. I wasn’t going to get the game-time at Aberdeen that I wanted or needed, so I think it was a good move for me to come in and try to play some football,’ he said as quoted by Herald Scotland.
‘I want to get back to scoring goals, which I’ve not done for the past few years as prolifically as I would have wanted.
‘Hopefully I can bring that to the team and I’ve grown in character in the last few years, so hopefully I can be a good person to have around the changing room.’
Wilson failed to score in 16 appearances for Aberdeen this season before his departure