A section of the Manchester United have praised the tireless workrate shown by Daniel James during the club’s 2-1 pre-season triumph over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.
Against Spurs, James was once more electric with his pace on the counter-attack, but he was also impressive with his high pressing as he managed to get the ball off the opposition.
Here are some of the reactions towards his showing….
— Kapil Balagopal (@k4p1lb) July 25, 2019
— James (@JWoods1492) July 25, 2019
— ClemUTD (@clem_utd) July 25, 2019
Daniel James is rapid!??????
— MJ78® (@mohjaydee) July 25, 2019
The work-rate and desire from Daniel James is an absolute joy to see. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 25, 2019
Look at the pace and desire of Daniel James to support Marcus Rashford in attack ? pic.twitter.com/BeuMHUxjFc
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 17, 2019
Daniel James work-rate???
— Isiah Madrigal (@Realisiah1) July 25, 2019
There were doubts when the 21-year-old made the move to Old Trafford earlier in the summer, considering he had just spent the solitary year with the first-team at Championship side Swansea City.
Though the speed remains the prime attribute, he has also impressed with his co-ordination with Rashford on the counter-attack while keeping the opposition on their feet with his quick closing down of play.
His crossing and finishing certainly require an improvement, but it won’t be a surprise, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picks him in the starting XI when Chelsea visit Old Trafford for the season’s curtain raiser next month.
Meanwhile, United continued their fine pre-season with a fourth victory on the bounce. Anthony Martial and Angel Gomes found the net in the 2-1 triumph over Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The players will now make the return to Europe where they are scheduled to play a couple of friendlies against Kristiansund and AC Milan respectively before the league campaign begins.