Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has explained why he’s not surprised by Daniel James’ fantastic start to the season so far.
The young Welshman has scored three goals in four appearances to kickstart his career at Old Trafford in style.
No one expected James to quite enjoy such a good start, particularly since he was United’s most low profile signing of the summer.
Fans badly wanted Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire while the former Swansea man was a relative unknown.
James though has quickly shown just why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed him and has settled in as well as one can hope.
According to Manchester Evening News, Giggs said: “I haven’t been surprised by his start. He had a good pre-season. He played nearly every game and then when you come on and score it gives you a lift. It doesn’t matter who you are, confidence is everything.
“We all know what he’s capable of, in the last nine months or so he’s got better and better. He’s at the right club, Ole will look after him. I’m pleased for him. He won’t get carried away. He’s a down to earth character and he’s at the right club in terms of keeping his feet on the ground.”
The hope is now that James keeps up his form but in the longterm that he’s also able to perform past this season so he’s not just a one hit wonder.
It’s likely James will be doubled up on by next season if not within this season itself should his performances continue to be the quality it has been so far.
It’s also likely Solskjaer will want to sign a right-winger regardless as the sensational attacker has little to no competition for his position.