Manchester United’s Daniel James brings a different threat – Brandon Cooper

Swansea City attacker Brandon Cooper has said that Daniel James remains a special player, given he brings a different threat on the playing field. The Wales international made the switch to Manchester United from the Swans last summer and he has since been a quality addition for the club with three goals and six assists in the top-flight.
He has started almost 90 percent of the club’s games over the course of the season and he is certainly a favourite under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is an admirer of his workrate. In a recent interview, former Swansea City teammate Cooper heaped praised on his compatriot with whom he shares a fond relationship.

He told: “DJ is something you don't see every day. He's different. He brings a different threat, and even from a young age, you just knew he'd be trouble for opponents. It was crazy when it happened but since he's been there he's done great and he's shown he's worthy of playing for such a great club. Everyone who knows him will say he's an unbelievable lad. He's such a nice lad. I had a really good relationship with Dan when I was first in the Under-23s. He's a top boy off the pitch and a very hard-working lad as well.”

James’ started for the Red Devils in blistering fashion with three goals from the opening four games and he has since failed to find the back of the net. Of course, he has added six assists to his tally over the 23 league matches but he would surely need to make an improvement on the scoring record in order to start regularly in the future. The Red Devils will see the return of Marcus Rashford after a long-term injury setback this month and that could see James start on the right wing rather than his preferred position on the left side of the attack. He should face stiff competition from Mason Greenwood and Juan Mata for the role.