Considering Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are the only strikers in Manchester United’s squad, some fans were surprised to see the club had agreed to allow James Wilson to join Brighton on loan until the end of the season.

Gary Neville has taken a different approach though, claiming it’s in the best interests of the club and player to let Wilson leave to play regular football.

People shocked at James Wilson leaving on loan. Why? He hasn’t played and is a lad who needs to play all the time at his age. Better for him and for Manchester United. A lot of young lads end up aged 22 with only 50 games under their belt through waiting in the wings. Get them playing and learning.