What Man United Fans Are Saying About Daniel James’ Performance vs Newcastle

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

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Manchester United kept their second place on the table safe with a 3-1 win over Newcastle United.

Marcus Rashford’s opening goal was cancelled out by Allan Saint-Maximin in the first 45 minutes. In the second half, the hosts came out the stronger of the two sides as Daniel James put the home side on driving seat with a calculated finish in the 57th minute.

The Welshman wasn’t a popular name on the teamsheet. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer benched Mason Greenwood, and rewarded James for his influential performance against Real Sociedad.

Similar to his Turin outing, the 23-year-old was heavily involved again tonight. Apart from his goal, he held width down the right, creating space for Nemanja Matic and Fred to progress the ball towards away side’s box.

The United gaffer, who risked post-match criticism for giving the nod to James, was naturally delighted with the winger’s energetic display.

“He [James] never disappeared. He has been working hard behind the scenes and always been available. He is always a player you can use in different areas with his energy and pace,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

With three goals and an assist in his last three appearances, it seems the former Swansea City man has got his confidence back, and fans are starting to take the note of the same.


As Man United brace themselves for a tough league run, expect to see a lot more of James in the coming weeks, especially in games where Solskjaer might rely heavily on counter attacks.