Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side, Manchester United have completed their first signing of the summer and first of the there at Old Trafford with the arrival of Daniel James.
United are in the transfer market and James, a 21-year-old winger from Swansea City, is the opening act of a summer designed to rebuild and rejuvenate a squad that only finished sixth in the Premier League last season.
James joins United in a £15 million deal that could eventually rise to £22m if a series of add-ons are met.
The lads give an insight into Solskjaer’s preferred plan of targeting young British players with potential other than Jose Mourinho’s tactic of splashing out on more established stars like Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.
The Welsh young man started his football career at Bull Field in Brough, Yorkshire often playing against teenagers when he was half their age.
As a schoolboy, he split his time playing for South Hunsley High School and Hull City’s academy, where he trained three times a week after joining as a nine-year-old.
At the age of 16, he turned down a chance to sign scholarship forms at Hull in favour of a move to Swansea, with the Welsh side paying £72,000 in compensation under Elite Player Performance Programme rules.
After making his reserve debut at 16, he made his first-team debut for the Swansea in February 2018 and enjoyed his breakthrough season last term, scoring four goals in 33 games in the Championship as the club finished 10th.
The winger with lightning speed can play anywhere at the front especially on the right foot, he had some of his best games for Swansea on the left. The star started on the left wing for Wales against Croatia on over the weekend but can also play centre forward as a number 10.
The star has one of the best paces on the football pitch after officially clocking a top speed of 36 kilometres per hour during the last season just shy of Arjen Robben’s world record of 37km per hour.
Daniel has showcased flashes of his talent and has plenty of potential although he’s still very inexperienced and yet to play a Premier League game having had only one full season in the Championship behind him.
Solskjaer has only been at United for six months but has already shown that his blueprint includes a forward line full of pace that can attack quickly when they win the ball.
James is built to worry full-backs and play on the break and many of Solskjaer’s most impressive results after replacing Mourinho came away from home when his team counter-attacked.
United already boast an attack that includes Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial Romelu Lukakau who’s said to be exiting and Jesse Lingard and it is likely James will be used as a substitute while he continues his development which means he will have to wait and apply some patience.