Harry Wilson says he will not be put off by the boos and abuse that will come his way from the away end of the Vitality Stadium this lunchtime as Manchester United travel to Bournemouth.
Eddie Howe’s team, who Wilson is currently on loan at, are level on 13 points with Manchester United in the Premier League table going into the game, and could go fifth with a victory.
Wilson will not get the best reception from the travelling supporters, but he has been in decent form this season so far, with three league goals in nine appearances, and so can go into the game with confidence.
He told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: “It’s part and parcel of football. I’m definitely expecting a bit of stick like I was when we played Everton at the beginning of the season. Being on loan from Liverpool and United being their big rivals, it’s going to come my way.
“Whether it’s on social media or in the games, you are going to get that. You just can’t let it affect you on the pitch. Hopefully, I can do my job and maybe get a goal.
“When you are getting stick it is always good. If I score, I’ll get my own back. Or if we win, that will feel good for me. It definitely drives you forward.”
Wilson has previous against Manchester United – he netted a stunning free-kick at Old Trafford for Derby County last year and then celebrated with the ‘five times’ hand gesture. This time around, that celebration will have to be updated should he find the back of the net once again.