Players Reaction To Daniel James’ Debut Goal Against Chelsea

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Manchester United fans must be still relishing the manner in which their side defeated Chelsea 4-0 on the opening weekend of the Premier League.

Certainly, the most magical moment of the evening was when Daniel James scored minutes after making his Manchester United debut. At that point, Old Trafford was already on an incredible high about the three goals that had gone in prior and James’ shot just sent them spiraling into even more joy.

The manner in which nearly the entirety of the squad came and celebrated along with James was also very touching as was the reason behind the emotional response that the winger made by pointing to the heavens.

It is obvious that the Welshman is proving to be a favorite in the locker-room and some of the social media responses from his teammates clearly point to the same.

David De Gea tweeted the following about the 21-year-old’s debut:

Juan Mata also congratulated the winger by tweeting:

Scott McTominay also heralded the Welshman’s goal and even pointed out the emotional significance of it. James’ father had passed away before he completed his switch to United. The youngster had dedicated the magical goal to his father.

McTominay referenced this on his Instagram by stating: “That is my man. Old man would be proud”


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Fans were well excited to see the pacey winger and it is certain that he has struck a passionate chord with the Old Trafford faithful. Many are already hyping him up to be the successor to Ryan Giggs at the Theatre of Dreams. They are now eager to see even more of him in the weeks to come.

Regardless of where his career takes him hereon, it is certain that James won’t forget his magical debut on a rainy evening in Manchester.