Ian Holloway rates Man United summer signing

Former Premier League manager Ian Holloway gives his verdict on Man United winger Daniel James

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Daniel James is already proving that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is right to target young British players to improve his Manchester United squad, according to former Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway.

The Red Devils signed James in a £17m deal from Championship side Swansea City at the start of the summer transfer window to start their spending spree.

James had one full season of first-team football under his belt at Swansea before the 21-year-old completed a move to the Premier League’s most-successful club.

His Wales head coach Ryan Giggs was thought to have given the winger a glowing review to his former team-mate Solskjaer ahead of his transfer switch.

James hit the ground running with a goal from the bench in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford.

He scored what ultimately proved to be a consolation goal in a 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace at Old Trafford before James netted the opener in a 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s last time out.

Former Palace manager Holloway has been impressed with the impact of the Welsh winger at Manchester United.

“What a brilliant goal it was by James again,” Holloway told The Sack Race.

“I’m really pleased for him, it’s a real good start and it proves that Ole is right by going younger.

“I like the way they’re doing things, because we’re going to see these young stars playing.”

James and Manchester United will return to Premier League action with a home clash against Leicester City next Saturday.

Manchester United have collected five points from their opening four games.

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