What Brighton Manager Graham Potter Said About Daniel James After 3-1 Defeat

Manchester United's Daniel James celebrates scoring their fourth goal.

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Manchester United resumed their impressive run of games as they secured a win against Brighton and Howe Albion on Sunday, elevating themselves back to the top-half of the Premier League table.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Andreas Pereira, as well as a gifted-own goal from Davy Propper, did the job for the home-side who did miss out on a cleansheet due to Dewis Dunk’s second-half goal from a corner.

United could have scored heaps more goals during the fixture, with Marcus Rashord assuredly missing an obvious chance at netting a fourth for United as well as skimming past the goal on up to three more occasions.

A similar plight graced Daniel James who could have had multiple assists from this game as his repeated crosses and impeccable vision failed to be capitalized by the forward line of United on multiple occasions.

The Welsh winger didn’t go unappreciated for his efforts however, with a familiar face singing his praises.

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Brighton gaffer Graham Potter was immensely pleased with James’ performance, having managed him at Swansea City only last season.

After the full-time whistle, Potter had the following to say about James (via Sky Sports): “He has the courage and reliance that people don’t see so much. He gets kicked, gets back up, goes again. You see his quality, but also he’s had personal circumstances off the pitch that I’m sure have challenged him.

There was more joy from the gaffer as he stated: “But Dan is such an incredible lad; such a character that will work for the team, and then has his own attributes that attracted him to Manchester United. As a person, I don’t doubt it and I’m delighted for him.

“Probably this time last year he wasn’t playing this regularly for Swansea. But he’s a great lad, his sprinting ability is sensational, he’s so brave and he’ll get better and better with his final ball and execution.”