Manchester United supporters have expressed their enthusiasm after Daniel James scored another sensational goal for Wales on Monday night.
The 21-year-old, who was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as Man United boss, has already impressed during his first four games in a red shirt, claiming goals against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Southampton – the latter being a truly wonderful strike.
And he was at it again during a qualifier against Belarus with a goal which mimicked his cracker at St Mary’s, cutting inside from the left before firing an inch-perfect shot into the far corner.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) September 9, 2019
United fans, who have little to smile about at the moment, were quick to laud James for once again demonstrating such conviction in front of goal.
Daniel James should always start on the left. He's so much more comfortable there. Eagerness to cut in and shoot and he's definitely got the technique.
I am happy he's doing so well. Hopefully, this is just the beginning.
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) September 9, 2019
Lionel Messi wasn't this good at 21. Daniel James is such a beast. pic.twitter.com/0sUeHUal4W
— Ayibadoubra (@tendrack) September 9, 2019
PEPE COULD NEVER!
— Pundit Jay (@punditjay) September 10, 2019
Was thinking this Daniel James cut inside, curl into the top corner trademark goal would make United even more dangerous if we had a great overlapping left back exploiting the space. All the defenders will be dragged central because of James’ scoring antics now. #mufc pic.twitter.com/Ht5qsGobnk
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) September 9, 2019
— The Red Devils (@TheNewRedDevils) September 9, 2019
Daniel James for club and country this season:
⚽️ vs Chelsea
⚽️ vs Crystal Palace
⚽️ vs Southampton
⚽️ vs Belarus
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 9, 2019
You could analyse this United team with cutting tactical analysis, perhaps looking at the position of Paul Pogba when he receives the ball, or maybe think about the role of both full-backs in relation to the wide players further forward. You could, I’m sure, make some pretty interesting statements about whether three at the back is better than four.
Sometimes, though, you just need to call what you see. And last season, it was clear to see that United needed somebody capable of turning inside and pace and smashing them in from distance, Philipe Coutinho style.
United have found that man – and he deserves plenty of opportunities to show what he can do.