Daniel James believes the Manchester United speed race is a closely run contest – but would put himself in first position.
The Welshman’s pace is a huge weapon for the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been devastating when allowed to play on the break, which is no surprise given the players at their disposal.
James reckons Marcus Rashford is the team-mate who would run him closest.
He also saved particular praise for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, whose pace came as a surprise.
But in order to settle the debate he has talked up an internal race for determine who is the quickest.
“I’d put myself top. Marcus is very quick,” he said.
“If you asked him, he would always say me. I think we would have a very good race.
“There’s a few others who are deceptively quick. Aaron (Wan-Bissaka) is very quick and I don’t think you realise how quick he is. He covers the ground.
“There’s probably a few others in there but I’ll like to put myself top.”
James has managed to force his way back into the first team picture having been on the periphery of the first team squad.
The winger reveals he sought out Solskjaer for a conversation as he targted a return to the starting XI.
“I wasn’t playing much and I thought, ‘Do I accept this and just be in the background?’,” he said.
“I wanted to be at United — I didn’t want to be anywhere else.
“I spoke to the gaffer before the Istanbul Champions League game and told him I was ready to play.
“He said, ‘I can see the way you’re training — and you look back to being you again’.
“Sometimes it’s hard to go to the gaffer. I speak to him every day but going to see him one-to-one, being confident and saying I’m ready to play means you have to go out of your comfort zone.
“Coming out of that meeting, I think he loved I did that. He played me, I came on and scored.”