James wins Player of the Month award
Manchester United new boy Daniel James has been voted our first Player of the Month in 2019/20.
The Wales winger enjoyed a fine introduction to life in the Premier League with some excellent work in our opening four games.
He made an instant impression at Old Trafford by scoring as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Chelsea, and has started all three fixtures since that memorable competitive debut.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pinned his faith in the 21-year-old for the trip to Wolves and he grew into the game, causing some real problems for the home defence in a 1-1 draw. He came third in our Man-of-the-Match poll on the night.
Although United lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace in the next game, James again caught the eye by scoring in his second successive outing at Old Trafford, bending a beautiful shot past Eagles keeper Vicente Guiata to equalise in front of the Stretford End.
Last weekend, James was voted Man of the Match in the 1-1 draw at Southampton, blasting in his third goal from three starts, after starting on the left wing in Anthony Martial's absence. Again, his positive play and speed down the flanks proved to be a key part of United's attack.
That performance ensured he was one of three candidates for the monthly award, along with fellow new arrivals Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
AUGUST PLAYER-OF-THE-MONTH VOTING
Daniel James - 61%
Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 36%
Harry Maguire - 3%
Congratulations to Daniel, and here's to more stellar displays in the red shirt!
Thanks to everyone who voted.
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