Ryan Giggs, the Wales manager believes Daniel James will shine in Manchester United. Additionally, he says, United is the ideal place for the winger to flourish.
The 21-year-old James has made an excellent start at Old Trafford since his debut game against Chelsea at the beginning of the Premier League. James joined Manchester United this summer at £15m move from Swansea. The winger has scored three goals in four Premier League games.
United legend Giggs says, “James won’t get carried away and the club will keep his feet on the ground.”
“It’s a club where they love wingers. They love people running at people and exciting the fans,” he added.
James joined United in June having shone at Swansea in the Championship in 2018-2019. This made it his first season of senior football.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer introduced him from the bench in their opening game against Chelsea, with the winger scoring the final goal. United led with a 4-0 win.
James has started the Red Devils’ three matches since, netting again in the surprise home defeat by Crystal Palace and the draw at Southampton.
Ryan Giggs on Daniel James
“We all know what Dan is capable of. Especially what he has done over the past eight or nine months. He gets better and better.” Said Giggs who made a club record 963 appearances for United.
“He is at the right club. Ole will look after him in the right way.”
“I am pleased for Dan. He won’t get carried away. He is that sort of character, really down to earth, and he is at the right club to keep his feet on the ground.”
Giggs added, “I haven’t been surprised because he had a good pre-season. When you sign for a new club you want to play nearly every game in pre-season.”
“Then when you come on and score, that gives you a lift. It doesn’t matter who you are in the world or what kind of ability you have got; confidence is everything and confidence builds.”
“Dan has got a great start in his Manchester United career but also he has been brilliant for us in the last few games, especially in the summer under difficult circumstances.”
James whose father Kevan died unexpectedly in May is expected to win his fifth international cap when Wales face Azerbaijan in Euro 2020 qualifier in Cardiff on Friday.
Giggs’ side began their Group E campaign with a home victory over Slovakia- when James scored the winner on his competitive debut-but losses in Croatia and Hungary in June have left them with plenty of work to do.