Manchester United fans praised many of their stars following the 2-0 vs Burnley but they reserved special plaudits for Daniel James.
The young Welshman arrived from Swansea with little to no expectations so it’s safe to say he’s been one of the outstanding performers of the season.
James’ assist vs Burnley took his tally up to six in the league this campaign but it wasn’t even that that really got praise.
Instead, supporters focused on his work-rate and his ‘never say die’ attitude as the versatile attacker provided plenty of firepower for his side.
United appeared to be on the ropes for a bit before James’ vital assist saw them get their much needed insurance goal.
Daniel James won 5 fouls today, more than anyone else on the pitch.
Combined with his assist in the final minute, he had a tenacious and much needed display tonight. pic.twitter.com/leQRxbO0bA
— UtdArena (@utdarena) December 28, 2019
Daniel James now has 6 assists in the Premier League this season.
Kick him down — he always gets back up 💪 pic.twitter.com/aNVoMqr7Lj
— utdreport (@utdreport) December 28, 2019
With Mason Greenwood also in fine-form, Manchester United actually have two decent players competing for the right-wing for the first time in a while.
It’s also useful Greenwood and James offer attributes a little different from each other with the former being the deadly finisher and the latter being the hard-working assister.