Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

17.34 25 Aug 2019


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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajaer says his winger Daniel James doesn't dive after the 21-year-old got booked for simulation for the second time in two games for the Red Devils.

The Welshman got a late equaliser for Manchester United on Saturday in the Premier League - but it was canceled out by a Patrick van Aanholt winner in stoppage time to win it for Roy Hodgson's side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “I am 100 percent sure there was contact between Dan James and their player.

"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.”

The Welshman signed for the Red Devils in the summer after leaving Swansea City for a fee believed to be around €16.8 million (£15 million), becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first capture as manager.

Speaking earlier this month to Off the Ball, former Republic of Ireland international and Manchester United defender John O'Shea said, "I don't think the club will be expecting too much of him too soon and he will probably be seen as a player for the future.

"It's a huge jump from Swansea to United, but he is one to keep an eye on. There was a clip of him from one of the pre-season games, and he joined in a counter-attack where he looked faster than Marcus Rashford."


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