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Solskjaer singles out James from Man Utd’s win over Newcastle

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The former Swansea City man continues to impress after being called back in from the cold, having netted thrice in his last three games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lauded Daniel James for his “energy and pace” after the player put in yet another strong performance for Manchester United on Sunday.

James retained his place in the Manchester United starting XI against Newcastle, having impressed in the Europa League clash with Real Sociedad in midweek.

The 23-year-old winger helped restore his side’s lead after Allan Saint-Maximin had canceled out Marcus Rashford’s opener in the 3-1 win.

The forward lost his place in the team midway through the last season, and has been limited to a mere eight Premier League starts this term.

He had a flying start to life in new colors after his £15million move from Swansea in the summer of 2019 but began struggling with consistency issues later on.

James, however, now appears to be gradually getting back to his best and is regaining favor at Old Trafford.

“He never disappeared. He has been working hard behind the scenes and always been available. He is always a player you can use in different areas with his energy and pace,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

“We work with him, we try to help everyone but of course Dan came from the Championship, he hit a few goals in the first games and it is bound to take some energy from you. He has knuckled down and really worked to get back to full fitness but maybe more so confidence, to believe in himself.

“We can’t control any other team, we just have to focus on ourselves and be the best possible Manchester United every game. Things happen and there are many surprises in football.”