Few can forget his two goal debut against Hull under Ryan Giggs for United. Since then it just hasn’t happened for the forward.
Today he has a chance to put his injury troubles behind him, and make Steven Gerrard very miserable in the process.
Wilson is expected to feature in today’s Scottish League Cup semi-final for Aberdeen against Rangers.
What’s at stake?
Aberdeen are struggling in the league and their cup run is a great opportunity.
A place in the final, against either Celtic or Hearts awaits.
If Wilson could pile more misery on Steven Gerrard after a career of never winning the Premier League, he would become a belated United hero too.
For the young striker it’s a chance to re-affirm his status on the big stage and boost his reputation.
The 22-year-old needs to make this loan spell count.
He has one goal in five games so far for the Dons.
Let’s hope he bags another today against Gerrard’s Rangers. There would be no better time to add to his tally.