Solskjaer speaks about Daniel James’ potential after recruitment

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken about the potential of Daniel James shortly after the Welshman was confirmed as the club’s first summer signing. The Red Devils already confirmed an agreement with Swansea City for the attacker earlier this month and they have now announced that he has officially penned a contract with the club.

Speaking after the occasion, Solskjaer praised the qualities of the highly-rated youngster and said that his exceptional pace could be one of the attributes to look at during the forthcoming campaign, he told the club’s official website: “Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic. He had a great season with Swansea and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player. We are delighted and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.”

James made his breakthrough with the Swans during the previous season where he racked five goals and three assists across all competitions. At the mid stage point of the campaign, he appeared on the cusp of joining Leeds United but the deal fell through at the final hurdle. This has eventually proved a boost for the Red Devils, who have managed to secure his signature this summer without any competition from elsewhere.

James could be one of the many signings at Old Trafford this summer with manager Ole determined to get the team competing for the Premier League next term. The focus has largely lied on pursuing younger recruits and it will be interesting to see whether they can lure talent from top European clubs without the assurance of Champions League football. Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes has been regular linked with United this month, but talks are presumably ongoing regarding the transfer sum.