What Daniel James told Man Utd teammates after arriving at Old Trafford

Manchester United new-boy Daniel James made an instant impression on his debut against Perth Glory in pre-season.

The winger showcased his pace with a lively display as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side emerged with a 2-0 win.

James, who was substituted at half-time, revealed he told his new team-mates exactly how he wants them to play to highlight his strengths on his first day at the club.

The confident approach from the 21-year-old former Swansea man seemed to do the trick, as he was freed by several balls in behind.

He is now looking to go from strength to strength and make his mark in Solskjaer’s first team.

Daniel James enjoyed an impressive first start for Man Utd against Perth Glory

“As soon as I came in I told the full backs my strengths and how I like to play,’ James told MUTV after the match.

“Youngy [Ashley Young] cut inside a lot and was playing me in quite a lot.

“That’s important over the next few weeks to get that link up over the next few weeks to get the best out of them and the best out of me.

“There were quite a few times I got in there, that’s what we want to do, we want to try and get in behind the opposition not just play in front and that’s what the gaffer has speaking to me a lot about doing that. And it’s important for me to do it for him.”

The Welsh winger says he told his new team-mates how to play to his strengths

James also declared he prefers to operate on the left side of the pitch – but insists he can make an impact anywhere.

“For me that left position was always my favourite but I like being versatile and playing anywhere across the front three providing I’m in the team,” he added.

“It’s important you’ve got to play all three and our forward players can play that.

“Anthony [Martial] played No 9 today and it’s good for us all to interlink and we swapped a few times and it’s good to play all three.”


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