Referee Paul Tierney shows Daniel James a yellow card.

Solskjaer defends James over yellow card

Sunday 25 August 2019 07:00

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Daniel James over his second yellow card of the week and made it clear the Wales international should definitely not be gaining any reputation for diving.

The 21-year-old was cautioned against Wolves on Monday and was also penalised for simulation by referee Paul Tierney, when appearing to be kicked by James McArthur during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, 

Our summer signing from Swansea City is going to be a target for some tough tackles, he was fouled three times by the visitors, as his pace marks him out as a real danger man. 

Watch the yellow-card incident involving Daniel James.

"I am 100 per cent sure there was contact between Dan James and their player," said Ole, during his post-match press conference.

"Now he's got two yellow cards, when there was contact with him and it 's twice when I have to say it's been very unfair and unlucky. Both yellow cards should not have stood.

"Do I think he will get a reputation? Yes, I do. That's why I raise it here.

"He is not that type of player. He keeps running that quickly and, if you look at the video, there was contact, both today and in the Wolves game.

"He is such an honest boy. He gets up, runs and takes people on. Sometimes, he gets kicked and sometimes, with that pace, a little touch or nudge will be enough for him to fall."

Watch the highlights from United's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

James will look to help the Reds bounce back in our next outing, Saturday's Premier League encounter at Southampton, which kicks off at 12:30 BST.

With two goals in his two home outings at Old Trafford, he will be striving to get his first away goal in the senior game.

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