Daniel James is the fastest player I’ve met – Giggs
RYAN Giggs has claimed that Manchester United new boy Daniel James is the quickest player he’s seen in his entire playing and managerial career.
James became the first signing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign on Wednesday after United agreed an £18million fee with Swansea for the 21-year-old winger. The youngster joins United on the back of an exceptional breakthrough season at the Liberty Stadium in which he terrorized championship defenders with his electrifying pace while notching up four goals and seven assists across the campaign.
Solskjaer consulted former United team-mate, Giggs, about James before advancing with the move and Wales’ manager reportedly gave a glowing reference of the attacker.
Giggs has given United fans an exciting insight into James’ game and lifted the lid on the Welshman’s frightening pace. ‘First of all, his best attribute is his speed,’ Giggs told United’s official website following James’ unveiling. ‘I mean, I’ve probably not seen anyone as quick as him in my whole career. ‘That’s a big shout, because obviously I’ve played [with] and played against quick players.’ James terrorised Championship defenders with his speed last term.
Giggs has backed James to make the step up to the Premier League and claims the two-footed attacker poses a threat anywhere across the front three. ‘He can play a number of positions – anywhere across the front three, really – and, this year, he’s played quite a bit for Swansea up front, which he’s not done a lot of in the past, but he’s looked comfortable, ‘ he added. ‘He’s a nightmare for defenders.
‘He’s not that big, so it’s hard to get your arm across him. He’s both-footed, can score goals, create goals.’
James scored four goals for Swansea last season Hungary manager Marco Ross likened James to sprint legend Usain Bolt ahead of the side’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over Wales. ‘James’ speed reminds of Usain Bolt – to be so fast like him is really incredible,’ Ross said. ‘In the last ten years I don’t remember one player that gave me this sensation. ‘His acceleration is so peculiar, which is why Manchester United have bought him
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