Latics’ new boss Warren Joyce has recently said that the Wigan forward, Yanic Wildschut, has similar traits and plays in a similar way to Marcus Rashford. This is huge praise for Wildschut – who is six years the senior to the 19-year-old Marcus Rashford – as the United youngster has shown the clear quality he possesses during his brief period in the first team and in the senior squad internationaly.

Yanic Wildschut was happy to hear what Joyce has been saying in what is huge praise for the Championship forward. According to reports, Warren Joyce has been using all of the same drills that he used with Marcus Rashford while working with the United Academy with Yanic Wildschut. This is very good to hear as a Wigan fan. The recent game with Huddersfield – which was shown on Sky Sports – was when Wildschut showed how good he can play as a striker even though he normally plays on the wing.

Rashford scored twice on his debut for Manchester United as the then United boss, Louis van Gaal, lead his side to a 5-1 victory over Midtjylland to qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League with a 6-3 aggregate victory. Yanic Wildschut made his Wigan Athletic debut, where he came on as a substitute in the second half, in a 0-0 draw against Walsall on 3 October 2015. After making his debut, Wildschut became a fan favorite at Wigan Athletic and even got a chant from Wigan Athletic supporters.

Yanic Wildschut statistics for this season so far:

Appearances – Seventeen

Goals – One

Assists – Two

Marcus Rashford statistics for this season so far:

Appearances – Seventeen

Goals – Four

Assists – One

Marcus Rashford is not doing much better than Yanic Wildschut so far this season. Can Wildschut replicate Rashford’s achievements to help to move Wigan up the Championship table?

What do you think about Warren Joyce’s comments on Yanic Wildschut. Tweet us @TFFWigan.

 

David – @DCurtyy – Football Writer

Feature Image Credit: Dan Farrimond

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