Solskjaer Loved What Daniel James Did ‘On His First Day’ At Man United

Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Sissoko in action with Manchester United's Daniel James.

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Daniel ‘The Flash’ James has succeeded in taking Manchester United by storm.

There were many who were skeptical when United secured the signing of the 21-year-old from Swansea City, a young player who was a relative nobody and whose only claim to fame were clips of him speeding past defenders.

Well, it turns out that specific quality of his has won over the love of Red Devils across the globe.

James made his Premier League debut for United last Sunday against Chelsea. Within minutes of coming on to the pitch, the Welsh winger netted his first goal and the Theatre of Dreams ensured that he’d never forget it.


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Now supporters are eagerly hoping to see him in action again and will be praying for consistency from the youngster.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is quite baffled by James’ speed. He commented the following regarding his quality: “Since Daniel came in, he has proved to everyone that he is the type of player we want. He’s so hard-working. I think he set the standard straight away.”


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The Norwegian gaffer goes on to say: “On his (James) first day, he made a recovery run that was a 50-yard run. He won the ball, played it to a team-mate, ran forward, had a chance blocked, won it back & within 10 seconds had scored. Everyone was saying, ‘Yeah, that’s the boy we want in our team’.”

More than one hopeful supporter has likened him to the legendary Ryan Giggs and it seems evident that chants of ‘Daniel James, Daniel James, running down the wing’ will be echoing across Old Trafford in due time.

Now, what is key for United is to ensure that they are able to fix the issues that plagued them early on against Chelsea. They can no longer afford to be complacent and have to get over the six-year-long slump in which they’ve been stuck.