Brighton fans react on Twitter to James Wilson's debut performance

Manchester United loanee impressed as a substitute on his Brighton debut.

Manchester United loanee James Wilson made his debut for Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend, days after clinching his move.

The England under-21 international was allowed to depart on a loan deal which runs until the end of the season, a decision from United boss Louis van Gaal which did not please fans of the Premier League side, considering their current lack of options up front.

The Dutchman explained to United's official website that he believed long term, the move was right for Wilson, to allow him to get regular first team football under his belt.

Brighton won again at the weekend to maintain their surprise lead at the top of the Championship table, and Wilson played the last 25 minutes as a substitute.

Wilson almost scored too, hitting the woodwork with one of his two shots at goal. He also created one goalscoring chance, and his off the ball running caused worry for Birmingham City defenders as the Seagulls won 2-1.

The signs are good, and Manchester United supporters should take heart from the fact Brighton fans are very encouraged about his start. Here is a look at how they reacted on Twitter to his display...

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