Manchester United fans have fond memories of young striker James Wilson’s first team breakthrough back in 2014.

After the forward’s two-goal debut against Hull, the prolific academy forward never quite cracked it at United, with a change of manager, loan spells and injuries all contributory factors.

Now there could be another James Wilson for Manchester United fans to get to know.

Reports from the Glasgow Times claims United have registered an interest in 15-year-old Hearts forward… James Wilson.

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Manchester United target Hearts forward James Wilson

The report states United have stepped up scouting in Scotland and are keen on a move for Wilson, which would cost just £120,000 in compensation.

A deal will only be possible when Wilson turns 16 on January 1, with the youngster claimed to have been ‘scouted extensively’.

Like his namesake, Wilson is a striker – but there is a complication with Rangers also strongly pursuing his signature, claim The Daily Record.

Wilson’s international future has been subject of scrutiny too. He was called into the Scotland under-16 squad before deciding to play under-17 football for Northern Ireland.

Wilson was named as the Hearts Academy Player of the Season back in May after a strong campaign playing for their under-18s side.

As for the ‘original’ James Wilson, the 27-year-old is currently leading the line for League One side Port Vale

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