New Manchester United signing Daniel James says he has been helped to settle in at Old Trafford by international boss Ryan Giggs. The winger moved to United from Swansea in the summer, having already made appearances for Wales under Giggs.
He says that the United legend is someone he looks up to and has been a help during the move. The 21-year-old said: “He spoke to me when I first signed for United. His advice was to be myself, which is what I will try to do.
“He wasn’t a bad player was he? What he did at Manchester United was amazing. Every young winger looks up to a person like him. “It is amazing for me, when I go away on internationals, to learn from people like him. He is obviously someone I aspire to be like.”
It is early days for James at his new club but he has made a positive start, impressing in pre-season training and playing well on his United debut in their first game on tour in Australia where they beat Perth Glory 2-0. Marcus Rashford and James Garner scored the goals that got United off to a winning start.
“The amount of fans that came to training on Thursday, then those who came to the game against Perth Glory. It just shows the support this club has got. It is amazing really,” James added.
United next face Leeds United on Wednesday and then Inter Milan in Singapore, Tottenham in China and finally AC Milan in Cardiff. They then start the new Premier League season at home to Chelsea on August 11.
United are 2.20 to start off with a win with Chelsea 3.30 and the draw 3.40. United are 2.05 to secure a top-four finish in the league next season with Chelsea 1.85.