Manchester United’s dreaded Sunday encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will keep his job for a bit longer as a result as a goal from Marcus Rashford put United in the driving seat only for Adam Lallana’s late goal to deny them the sweet joy of a win against rivals Liverpool.
The Old Trafford outfit performed significantly better in this fixture than in their recent woeful games, with actual tactical intent driving them forward instead of directionless football.
The players certainly gave it their all and Twitter was appreciative of the efforts of one youngster.
Daniel James continued to remain a fan favorite after this display as he provided the crucial assist to Marcus Rashford’s opener. He created multiple chances for the Red Devils and was particularly on point with his crosses and long balls.
More importantly, his physical dedication to the game was impressive and was lauded by supporters on social media.
Dan James putting his body on the line is what I love to see. Been Manchester United’s best forward this season and only £15m. Unreal.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 20, 2019
Daniel James vs Liverpool:
— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) October 20, 2019
As a lifelong Manchester United supporter, think we’ve finally found a real star in the making.. Daniel James is a special talent.. maybe we can build a new MUFC around Rashford and James.. what do you say folks? .. #MUNLIV
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 20, 2019
Did Man united sign Daniel James from Everton? These Liverpool players are moving like its UFC when they see him #MUNLIV
— ‘EX’ OOZING (@ExpressionsOOZ) October 20, 2019
Daniel James' first Premier League goal vs. Chelsea
Daniel James' first Premier League assist vs. Liverpool
Big game player for #mufc
— The Red Devils (@utdtrd) October 20, 2019
Daniel James efforts must not be overlooked. He’s come from the Championship and has been a key player against top 6 sides Chelsea and Liverpool, won us matches with great individual efforts and rescued points all whilst working his socks off. He’s been a breath of fresh air.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) October 20, 2019
Statistically, James has had the best all-round display of a Manchester United player so far this campaign and has been a pleasant surprise for a talent who functioned in the Championship last season. The fans also commented on the fact that the youngster was getting battered on the field by the Liverpool players and yet gave it his all.
Much more is expected of the pacey Welshman and United need to grant him the joy of having actual clinical strikers to cross and pass to.
So much passion at such a young age, is James destined for greatness at the Theatre of Dreams?