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Aston Villa To Make Surprise Move For Manchester United Striker

Aston Villa COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 02: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Nordsjaelland v Chelsea at Parken Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa are currently looking to bounce back from relegation. The Birmingham club were sent down to the second tier of English football for their first time in the Premier League era last season, and have appointed Roberto Di Matteo as manager in a bid to get back to the top flight.

Under new ownership, the Villans are expected to spend big this summer in order to keep their stay in the Championship to a minimum.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: James Wilson of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Birmingham City on November 28, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

James Wilson is widely viewed as a serious prospect for the future at Manchester United, but he may have to bide his time. Due to the rise of Marcus Rashford and the expected arrival of a world class marksman, José Mourinho may not have time for James Wilson at this stage.

However, a loan move may not necessarily be the worst move for the 20 year-old, who spent the second half of last season at Brighton & Hove Albion.

According to the Sun, the Red Devils are offering Villa the services of Wilson on loan, in order that he can further mature as a striker.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 06:  James Wilson of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on May 6, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

This is viewed as a good move for both clubs, as Villa are looking for a prolific striker, something that they were certainly lacking last term.

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