Aberdeen have confirmed the signing of released Manchester United forward James Wilson.

The forward was on loan at Pittodrie from the Red Devils last season. He looked like a fish out of water at times playing up top, but showed promise towards the latter stages of the campaign.

Wilson is a Don. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Some Aberdeen fans seem pleased with this bit of business.

Fair play to Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes for not giving up on Wilson

This was taking an absolute age. It certainly seemed like Wilson was holding out for a better offer down south, but fair play to him for picking the Dons as his next permanent club.

He no doubt would have had offers elsewhere, with much more money perhaps. Wilson clearly values his playing time and Aberdeen will give him plenty of it.

Wilson will hopefully realise his potential at Pittodrie. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Kudos to McInnes for sticking this one out too. It was no secret that Wilson was one of his top targets. He’d have been well within his rights to pull the plug on this weeks ago, with the competitive calendar set to kick off in the not very distant future.

McInnes clearly believes in Wilson but he has to play him properly. Last term he had some of his more energetic performances from the wing. Perhaps this is where the Dons boss should opt to play the departed Red Devil this term.

This is a positive outcome for player, manager and club. Everyone is a winner out of this deal, now all Wilson has to do is kick on and get more minutes to realise his undoubted potential.

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