Ryan Giggs gives his verdict on Daniel James’ impact at Man United

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has his say on Daniel James' start at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: MUTV)

Ryan Giggs says he has been impressed with Daniel James’ impact at Manchester United.

The Wales international was the first signing of the summer transfer window at Old Trafford after Manchester United signed the 21-year-old in a £17m deal from Championship side Swansea City.

Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been afraid to use James in the Manchester United team despite his lack of experience in the Premier League.

James scored on his debut as a second-half substitute in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over bitter rivals Chelsea FC in their season opener at Old Trafford last month.

The Welsh winger netted what ultimately proved to be a consolation goal in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace before James netted in successive games in a 1-1 draw at Southampton last weekend.

James has injected some pace into the Manchester United team in wide areas, something that the Red Devils lacked under Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer last term.

Former Manchester United captain Giggs, who is currently the Wales head coach, heaped praise on James for his positive start to his Red Devils career.

“Dan has got off to a great start with his Manchester United career, but he’s also been brilliant for us in the last few games, especially in the summer under difficult circumstances,” Giggs is quoted as saying by Metro.

“I’ve not been surprised [by his impact for United], he’s had a good pre-season and, when you sign for a new club, that’s what you want.

“When you score, it gives you a lift. It doesn’t matter who you are in the world or what kind of ability you have. Confidence is everything and it builds.

“We all know what he’s capable of, what he’s done, especially over the last eight or nine months, he just keeps getting better and better.

“He’s at the right club, Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] will know how to look after him and know when to play him.

“It’s a club where they love wingers and players who can excite fans. I’m pleased for him and he’s got the right character. He’s at the right club with regard to keeping his feet on the ground.”

Manchester United have collected five points from their opening four Premier League games so far.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013.

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