Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Glenn Whelan's performance

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City (R) shoots as Glenn Whelan of Stoke City (L) attempts to block during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Stoke City at The King Power...

Aston Villa fans couldn't speak highly enough about Glenn Whelan.

Aston Villa rounded off their pre-season campaign with a 0-0 draw with Watford, but there was cause for celebration regardless.

Gabriel Agbonlahor missed a good chance in the first half, while Henri Lansbury saw a penalty saved by Huerelho Gomes on what was a bit of a damp squib at Villa Park.

Glenn Whelan of Aston Villa and Jerome Sinclair of Watford during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Fortunately, some of Steve Bruce's summer signings looked quite impressive.

John Terry and Ahmed Elmohamady both made their home debuts for Aston Villa after joining the club, but it was Glenn Whelan who seems to have stolen many of the plaudits.

The Irish midfielder posted a calm and assured performance in the middle of the park for Bruce, having joined from Stoke City a little earlier this month.

And fans of the West Midlands club are quite enthused about how his debut panned out.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City (R) shoots as Glenn Whelan of Stoke City (L) attempts to block during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Stoke City at The King Power...

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