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Daniel James celebrates as his strike puts Manchester United into the lead at Southampton

Daniel James has as many Premier League goals for Manchester United as Alexis Sanchez after Southampton strike, as Gary Neville leads praise for Welshman

  • Daniel James’ strike opened the scoring for Manchester United this afternoon
  • It is the Welshman’s third goal since joining from Swansea this summer
  • That total is the same as flop Alexis Sanchez managed in 18 months at United
  • James has earned plaudits from former player Gary Neville on social media 
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Daniel James has equaled the total goals scored by flop Alexis Sanchez for Manchester United in the space of just four league games, while it took the Chilean 18 months to do the same. 

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The Welsh youngster’s stunning strike at Southampton this afternoon was his third since joining from Swansea City this summer, as the 21-year-old finds his feet in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side.

Social media was quick to react to James’ strike, with many lauding the young talent for his contributions to the team since his £15million.  

Daniel James celebrates as his strike puts Manchester United into the lead at Southampton

Daniel James celebrates as his strike puts Manchester United into the lead at Southampton

United team mate Diogo Dalot said: ‘Good first half an hour so far, what a goal by the boy @Daniel_James_97 keep it up boysss’

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BBC Match of the Day host Gary Lineker said: ‘Cracking goal from Daniel James. @ManUtd made 3 astute long term signings this summer,’ referring to fellow new boys Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United captain Gary Neville tweeted: ‘What a goal!! @Daniel_James_97’ 

Gary Lineker, Gary Neville and United team mate Diogo Dalot were quick to react to the goal

Gary Lineker, Gary Neville and United team mate Diogo Dalot were quick to react to the goal

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Gary Lineker, Gary Neville and United team mate Diogo Dalot were quick to react to the goal

Meanwhile, others were quick to notice that James had equaled Sanchez’s total in a considerably shorter period of time. Richard Jolly tweeted: ‘Daniel James has now scored as many Premier League goals for Manchester United as Alexis Sanchez.’

One user replied: ‘Shhh. If Woodward hears that, he will throw a 500k a well contract at the boy.’

Another said: ‘But can he play the piano?’ 

 

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