Daniel James explains his favourite positions after United move
Wales international Daniel James has spoken about his ability to play in different positions shortly after making the switch to Manchester United. The youngster became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing in a deal worth £18m from Swansea City and he is now keen to prove his credentials with the Mancunian giants.
Speaking to the club’s official website, James said that versatility remains a key attribute for attacking players and he has proved the same over the past year with the Swans, he told: "I think being versatile is important. A lot of players it's important you can play different positions, this year I've played left, right and I've played up top and I have enjoyed all three. It's important not to just play and enjoy one position. To play all three and enjoy all three you have more chance of getting in the team."
James made his breakthrough under Graham Potter during the previous campaign and he ended the season with a tally of five goals and three assists in the Championship. As such, he was widely predicted to make the switch to the Premier League and a move to United should come with plenty of expectation from the fans.
United boss Ole has placed a keen emphasis on bolstering the squad with younger recruits and the spending should continue during the course of the transfer window. Apart from James, the club have been widely fancied to pursue the signature of Bruno Fernandes after keeping a close watch on the proceedings over the past few months.
The Portuguese had a stellar season with Sporting where he bagged 32 goals and 18 assists and United believe the attacker can produce more creativity within the attack front which was missing during the final stages of the previous campaign. United are understood to have made a bid worth £49m for Fernandes with an additional £21m to be settled as performance-based add-ons.