Wales international Daniel James has insisted that he contributes more than just goals for Manchester United. The attacker made a brilliant start to the campaign with three league goals in the month of August and that earned him plenty of praise from the club’s supporters and pundits alike.
James thereafter managed to provide as many as six assists for the team but he had to wait for another 32 games in order to find the back of the net. Speaking after the 5-0 Europa League triumph over LASK, the attacker said that he want not affected by the goalless run and added that he is focused on working hard and creating chances when things don’t go his way.
He told: “It always does (affect you when you don't score), but you have got to be head on. The games come thick and fast. Just every game you've got to improve and look back and what you can do more.I think as a player I give a lot more than goals, try to create, work hard for the team. Today it was about getting off the mark, and can I capitalise and get more now. Maybe I haven't scored as much as I wanted to recently. Got off to a good start, but maybe not been at standards I wanted to be.”
In the absence of Marcus Rashford, James has definitely benefited from a regular run on the left side of the attack despite the fact that he has struggled over the past couple of months. His workrate has been impressive through the course of his debut campaign but there is room for improvement in the final third of the field. James scored the second goal during the club’s 5-0 win over LASK in the first leg of the Europa League. It was his first goalscoring contribution for the year.