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Aberdeen striker Wilson considered quitting after Man Utd release

Aberdeen striker James Wilson admits he considered quitting the game after his release by Manchester United.

Wilson says he can't explain why it didn't work out for him at United.

He told the the Daily Mail: "I'm not sure. I came in every day trying my best but sometimes it just doesn't work out. That's football.

"It's a tough game and a tough industry. I think for me it was about taking it as well as possible. If this isn't going to happen, what else can I do?

"Is there something to fall back on? Whether that be inside of football or outside of football. I have thought of things that I can do after my career has finished as well.

"I thought doing that was good for me, especially not being under contract for the first time.

"I think it was a bit of a turning point. I could have packed it in if I wanted to, but I don't want to because I love the game. I could easily have gone into something else, but that is not what I wanted to do at this point.

"It was never in the back of my mind — well, it must have been because I'm telling you that now, but it wasn't something I considered."

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