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Man United boss admits letting James Wilson join Brighton was a mistake

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has admitted that loaning young forward to Brighton for the rest of the season is ‘not so good’ for the club in the short term, according to the Manchester Evening News.

However, he does feel that the deal will benefit the Red Devils in the future.

The striker has only featured twice for United this season despite the club having only Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial as their recognised strikers.

United have sometimes struggled for goals so far this term and the manager feels that losing Wilson may not help the club in the short term, but believes he will come back a better player.

“I have not always chosen him in the selection and I think for him it’s better to play at his age than sit on the bench or play in the second squad,” van Gaal said.

“In the short term, maybe it’s not so good for Manchester United, but in the long term it’s better. It is part of the development of a player.

“I can imagine that fans are thinking that is ridiculous they have difficulties to score, but that is a short term thought.”

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