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Man United misfit James speaks up on situation at Old Trafford

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The Welshman has struggled to find a regular role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s line-up but he insists he is ‘sticking in there.’ 

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Daniel James quickly became a fan favorite after his arrival at Manchester United, but he has been unable to maintain that status lately.

The former Swansea man hit the ground running after his €17 million move in the summer of 2019, scoring three goals in his first four Premier League appearances.

But things gradually changed for the worse for the Welshman as he embarked on an inconsistent run of 32 games without scoring.

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Edinson Cavani‘s arrival over the summer has pushed him on the periphery of the Man United team, with James limited to just five appearances in all competitions so far this term.

James played 46 times for the Red Devils in 2019/20 but, as things stand, it would be overly optimistic to expect he would make as many appearances this season. Regardless, the player is more than happy at Old Trafford.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a release,” the 23-year-old told BBC Sport about international duty with Wales.

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“Man United is my club and I love it there. Whether I am playing or not, I’m proud, as proud as I am to play for Wales.

“There are obviously times where I played a lot last season. I may not have played as much this season, but I am sticking in there and always in and around it.”