Daniel James: Aaron Wan-Bissaka Is The Hardest Defender I’ve Ever Faced

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk in action with Manchester United's Daniel James.

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Daniel James has named Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Reece James as the hardest defenders he’s ever faced.

The Welsh winger has made a flying start in the Premier League following a £15m summer move to Old Trafford from Championship side Swansea City.

He has unsettled many defenders with his electrifying pace, but the 22-year-old has struggled to get past Aaron Wan-Bissaka in Man Utd training.

However, he isn’t Wan-Bissaka’s only victim at Carrington, as former Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher recently revealed that no player has managed to pass the right-back in training this season.

When asked to name the hardest defender he’s ever faced during a Combat Corona Twitch FIFA competition, James said: “For me it’s obviously got to be Aaron. I don’t think we’ve seen many players get past him.


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“And the Reece James, definitely. I played him last season at Wigan, and he was definitely… and obviously he’s been playing this season as well. I’d say those two.”

Reece James is another English talent who has been impressive down the right flank this season. Alongside Daniel James, the 20-year-old was also hailed by Billy Gilmour.

His Chelsea teammate said: “He’s a beast. Nobody can get past him!”