Daniel James on what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him before his Manchester United debut
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Daniel James on what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him before his Manchester United debut

After making the switch from Swansea City, Daniel James was handed his Manchester United debut against Perth Glory as he revealed how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been encouraging him to get in behind opposition defenders.

The Wales international played the majority of the first 45 minutes down the left wing before switching with Tahith Chong down the right for the final 10 minutes of the half and he spoke of his link-up play with left-back Ashley Young. The first signing under Solskjaer had an impressive game but was withdrawn at half time as the whole team was changed.

Speaking to MUTV, James revealed what Solkjaer told him ahead of his debut, "There were quite a few times I got in behind, that’s what we want to do, we want to try and get in behind the opposition not just play in front and that’s what the gaffer has speaking to me a lot about doing that.

"As soon as I came in I told the full backs my strengths and how I like to play. Youngy cut inside a lot and was playing me in quite a lot. That’s important over the next few weeks to get that link up over the next few weeks to get the best out of them and the best out of me."

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