Louis van Gaal has been singing the praises of James Wilson who was given his debut at the end of last season when Ryan Giggs was manager.

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

Paddy McNair is another youngster who has impressed and in his two starts has done very well.

“With him, we have played two victories in a row, so maybe he is the key for our success!” Van Gaal added with a smile.