EDDIE Howe praised Harry Wilson’s start to life at Cherries, adding “he’s not been fazed at all” by the step up to the Premier League.

Wilson, 22, joined Cherries on loan from Liverpool over the summer and has made 13 appearances in league and cup.

The Welshman has been a useful source of goals for Howe’s side, bagging four so far in the top-flight, second only to Callum Wilson in the club’s 2019-20 scoring charts.

Harry Wilson’s only previous league experience before this campaign came during loan spells at Crewe Alexandra, Hull City and Derby County in the third and second tiers.

He shone during his time at the Rams, netting 15 league goals for Frank Lampard’s men as they reached the 2019 Championship play-off final.

Discussing the winger’s start at Cherries, Howe told the Daily Echo: “He’s done really well. You sometimes forget it’s his first season in the Premier League because he’s not been fazed at all.

“He’s come in and attacked the games. He’s built up a really good relationship with Adam Smith. I think you could see that developing (against Man United).

“He’s given us really nice balance with the left-footer on the right. He’s scored some key goals for us and again he’s another player that I think through time and experience and getting to know the group even more, hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”

Wilson was left out of the team to face Watford last month, coming off the bench for the final 29 minutes, but returned to start each of Cherries’ last two matches, scoring in defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.

“With the strength of squad that we have, I don’t think anyone is guaranteed they’re going to play every week,” said Howe.

“I think there may be times where we just dip players in and out to keep them fresh and keep them in the right place mentally and physically.

“That’s the beauty of the options that we have now that we can do that with Arnaut Danjuma and other quality wingers that we have all vying for different places.

“I think that’s a great position for me to be in.” While Wilson has started nine Premier League matches this campaign, he is yet to complete the full 90 minutes in any, again withdrawn at St James’ Park.

Asked if Wilson’s next challenge is to keep his intensity up for a whole contest, Howe insisted: “It’s not a case of that.

“I think, for me, it’s (that) the wingers have a big, big physical demand on them. We ask them to get up, get back, to defend, to attack and they’re probably the first positions you look at to freshen up during a game.

“It’s not a reflection on his physical ability at all. It’s more a reflection of when you want to make a change, they’re probably the first positions you look at.”

Wilson is currently on international duty with Wales and could earn his 14th senior cap in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier in Azerbaijan tomorrow (5pm), before a home clash with Hungary on Tuesday (7.45pm).

And Howe feels the experience of playing for Ryan Giggs’s side will only help Wilson to improve further.

He said: “I think Harry is very, very proud to represent his country.

“He’s going to go into some big games there now. I think that’ll be another great part of his development this season.”