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Top 5 replacements for Wayne Rooney at Manchester United

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Modified 08 Apr 2014, 16:44 IST
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Wayne Rooney has been going places this season in spite of his club's poor League position. The striker, who recently signed a new five year deal with United, has rediscovered his old form and has bailed his team out on numerous occasions.However we must not forget that the Englishman will be 29 this year and age can take a toll on his brilliant form. Manchester United need not fret as there are a few young players who are more than capable of filling the strikers boots in the future. Here is a list of 5 potential Rooney replacements at Manchester United.

#1 James Wilson

The teenage striker is one of United’s most exciting young players and should be knocking on the doors of the first team in the near future. Wilson is a lethal striker and has always been played ahead of his age group. The youngster broke into the Under-18 team as a 15 year old in a match against Everton and even managed to score on his debut.

The highlight of his career came when he scored 5 goals in one match against Newcastle’s Under-18 team last year. He has already broken into the Red Devils’ Under-21 team for whom he recently scored a stunning hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wilson's performances have attracted the attention of David Moyes who named him on the bench for the recent match against Newcastle. The home grown striker is the perfect candidate to replace Wayne Rooney in the future as not all Manchester United players cost millions.

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Published 06 Apr 2014, 16:00 IST
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