What Solskjaer Said About Daniel James After Completing His Signing

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Daniel James.

The 21-year-old has signed for the Red Devils from Swansea City on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.

The Welshman becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing at the Old Trafford outfit, and his arrival marks a significant change in the club’s transfer policy, as United will now be focusing on recruited hungry and developing talents over established stars.

Upon the confirmation of this transfer, the Norwegian gaffer had encouraging words to say about the pacey wide-man.

“Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic,” Solskjaer told the club’s official website. “He had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player.

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“We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.”

James himself had his say after putting pen to paper, stating: “This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player.

“This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to share this experience with us. I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started.”