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“His X-factor”: Solskjaer singles out Man United star for special praise following Sociedad thrashing

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pleased with Manchester United star Daniel James for adding the X-factor against Real Sociedad

Speaking to BT Sport (h/t Metro), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was effusive in his praise for Manchester United winger Daniel James for his performance against Real Sociedad.

The Welshman was given a rare start in Turin and repaid Solskjaer’s faith in him by scoring on the night. He also laid off an assist in what was a convincing 4-0 win.

The performance will come as encouragement for the 23-year-old who has of late been making full use of his opportunities. This has not been overlooked by his manager who is keeping a track on the player’s progress.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was effusive in his praise for Manchester United winger Daniel James for his performance against Real Sociedad
Solskjaer has praised Manchester United star Daniel James

Solskjaer praised the Welshman’s decision-making and recent form. James has scored five goals in his last eight games, more than what he scored in his previous 50 appearances. (h/t Transfermarkt)

“I liked his decision making that he went all the way instead of looking too early for a pass so very pleased for him. He has scored maybe in every single of his last appearances so he’s getting back to his best again Dan.”

Not just a pace merchant anymore!

An extremely quick player, James has at times appeared one dimensional. He is now showing the development and is reaping the benefits of it.

“You can see his X-factor tonight with his work-rate, his pace and running in behind teams.”

Daniel James has made a fine start to life at Manchester United
Daniel James has picked up his peformances of late

Solskjaer admitted that James continues to be in contention and is committed to improving his game.

“Dan has always been in my mind. He’s always in contention.”

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At just 23, James still has a number of years to go in his career. With improved decision-making and pace to burn, he could turn into a formidable asset in attack.

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