Manchester United have confirmed that their teenage striker James Wilson is set to join Championship side Brighton on a loan deal for the rest of the season.
And while the move will surely benefit Wilson – the Seagulls are flying high in the second tier and remain unbeaten this season – some United fans have seriously questioned the decision to let the 19-year-old go.
Louis Van Gaal’s options are already limited upfront with Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial struggling for fitness in recent weeks – forcing the Dutchman to rely heavily on goals from midfield.
Wilson is of course seen as an ideal solution in the long-term but it also appears that most supporters wanted the Englishman to be given a run of games in the senior side this season.
— الياس (@ily_patel) November 26, 2015
James Wilson needs game time
— YusMANUTD. (@YusJobarteh) November 26, 2015
— Matt Smith (@msmith850) November 26, 2015
All the very best to James Wilson, hope he gets proper game time! And we have one less striker now, aaalright then!
— Suhaymah. (@Suha_MUFC) November 26, 2015
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) November 26, 2015
Why have we loaned out James Wilson??
— Jack Thompson (@Jackthompson77) November 26, 2015
Brighton haven't half pulled one out of the bag with James Wilson. Unbeaten run might just be going on a bit longer
— Sam France (@sjakef) November 26, 2015
James Wilson to Brighton on loan? ?
— Chris Ransom (@Chris_Ransom) November 26, 2015
HOW THE FUCK HAS JAMES WILSON GONE ON LOAN?
— Schweinerdain (@jasrajm) November 26, 2015
— Chris Field (@chrisfield25) November 26, 2015
LVG is out of my sence or he is nonsence i don't know what i have to say.We lack strikers and He has let James Wilson go out on loan ? #MUFC
— N K 7 ✌✌ (@NaveedKhawaja7) November 26, 2015
— n¥a$ha (@nyasha_bosman) November 26, 2015
James Wilson to Brighton on loan. Well fucking done Brighton for that loan signing. Shame on you LVG for not giving him a chance
— Jamie Byrom (@Jamie5jw) November 26, 2015
Why the fuck is James Wilson going on loan
— santi balles (@santi_balles12) November 26, 2015
Van Gaal was heavily criticised for failing to sign a striker during the summer transfer window and his decision to loan out such an exciting prospect will do little to endear him to the Old Trafford faithful.
United travel to the King Power Stadium to play an in-form Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, meanwhile Wilson could make his Brighton bow against Birmingham.
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