“I’m not saying I’m trying to replicate it here, but it’s good for me to be out of my comfort zone.
“It’s a good thing moving away, joining a new dressing room and experiencing a new environment.”
It’s perhaps not too surprising that Wilson’s game time was so limited at a club whose striking options include Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
That and the fact the Englishman’s contract ends next summer means the pressure is really on to deliver during his loan spell at Pittodrie.
Wilson acknowledges that his future lies away from Old Trafford.
That’s why he is determined to make the same sort of impact on loan at Aberdeen as James Maddison and Danny Ward, who both made multi-million pound moves to Leicester City in the summer.
He added: “My time at Aberdeen will be the biggest move of my career. My future depends on what happens here.
“There is an option to give me another contract but with all the big-money signings United have made and how my career has gone, I’d expect to be moving on.