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Man Utd’s “Phenomenon” Daniel James - Facts You Need To Know

Daniel James is the “hot” name in Manchester United now, who plays a significant role for the Red Devils. Let’s see some facts about this young “phenomenon”.

Last updated: 05.12.2019
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Manchester United’s “phenomenon” – Daniel James has been the best contract of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so far. He’s worth every cent of the £15-million transfer fee, while he can develop more and more in the future.

James can run, score, assist and create penalty chances for his teammates. What can we expect more? Man Utd hasn’t had a stable form right now, and James comes out as one of the most passionate players of the team.

What is inside this youngblood? Where has he been before joining the Red devils? Let’s see some of the facts about Daniel James


Facts about Man Utd’s phenomenon.

Facts You Can Never Know about Manchester United’s Phenomenon - Daniel James 

#1. Daniel James is both British and Welsh

Yes, he is. James was born in Yorkshire town of Beverley, England, so he is qualified to play for England national football team. In the meantime, his father is Welsh (from South Wales), so he is eligible to play for Wales, too. Now, he is playing for Wales under the management of Ryan Giggs – a legend of Man Utd.

#2. James can play on both sides

Daniel was first given a chance to develop on the left-wing, and this side is his best position, too. However, he also plays well on the right side or in the middle. He often switches the positions as the order of the manager to make the attacking style more various and unpredictable.

#3. James had significant success with Swansea City’s young team

Joining Swansea City in 2014 from Hull City academy, Daniel quickly showed his impact and contributed to the success of Swansea City U23 team. The club won the Premier League Cup, advanced to the semi-finals of the PL International Cup and quarter-finals of the EFL Cup. 

Daniel James in Swansea City.

James was then given a chance on the bench of Swans' first team and scored a debut match against Notts County in FA Cup. After that, Swans’ manager continued to trust in the youngster and let him make a debut match in the league against Birmingham City. This game was the milestone of Daniel James as he can show the impact on the club. 

#4 Daniel was a phenomenon in Championship in 2018

Undoubtedly, James had a dream beginning of his professional career in 2018 with Swansea City. There were not many defenders who can challenge his ball, deal, or handle this young runner. "He's just incredible," – said his teammate McBurnie. 

As an important player, James had himself 38 games for Swansea City in 2018, contributed six goals in total. He was also named in the starting line for 28 times in 33 games of Championship. 

#5 Incredible performance in FA Cup with Swansea City

It’s not too much to say that Daniel made a crucial contribution to get his team advance to the quarter-finals with Manchester City. Though this match ended up with a win 3-2 for the Citizens, James had a memorable moment in FA Cup. 

One of the best goals in his life so far might be the one against Brentford in the fifth round of FA Cup. It was from the home side of Swansea City that James took the ball and launched toward like a rocket. He was followed by three men of Brentford, but none of them can stop this youngster. The counter-attack ended up with a sensational goal from James by himself. 

#6. Ryan Giggs had a significant impact on Daniel's transfer

Ryan Giggs – a legend of Man Utd and current Wales manager – already had his eyes on the young talented Daniel James for a long time. This Man Utd's legend gave a chance for James to make his international debut for Wales in 2018 against Albania, and this made him very excited. 

Daniel James in Wales national team. Source

Not disappointing the Wales manager, Daniel had himself an international debut goal versus Slovakia, and this was also the winning goal. Especially, this was just the second match of James for Wales, while he made a stunning goal outside the penalty box. 

When being asked by Man Utd’s manager Ole, Ryan Giggs said James is simply a player with plenty of potentials. He is quick, aggressive, and has a great attitude. He's only 21 years old, and he is a talent. 

#7. Daniel James has a great start in Manchester United

The debut game in Premier League might be the most unforgettable memory of the youngblood from Wales. The match in which MU defeated Chelsea 4-0 was also the match Daniel had the first goal in Premier League. 

After that, James scored two more goals in the next matches in which no other Man Utd players could search for the net of the opponents. Until now, he has 11 games for Manchester United, three goals, and two assists. He also created many chances for penalties as he is too quick to handle. 

#8 Daniel James is a phenomenon in Premier League

James is much more than the price of 15 million pounds. He runs fast; he scores, he defends, he assists, he endangers inside the penalty box of the opponent. This contract is a bargain of Manchester United, as James is only 21 years old and has huge potential ahead. 

Daniel is now a phenomenon in Premier League as not many defenders can deal with him. You can see the familiar scenes where defenders have to foul, pull, or tackle to stop him, which mostly ends up with fouls from the opponents. However, the trying of only Daniel cannot help Man Utd go on the right way with a stable form. 

Final words

Now you all know essential facts about Man Utd's phenomenon – Daniel James. He is a young talented player who has super-fast running while he can score and assist, too. He has now played a significant role in Manchester United when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is rebuilding the team with a young core. 

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