What Roy Keane noticed in Daniel James’s Man Utd celebration during Leeds rout

Daniel James put aside his early season frustrations to net his first Premier League goal of the season for Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to hand the winger a rare start for the visit of old rivals Leeds United.

Played on the right-hand side of United’s attack, James put in an impressive performance in the 6-2 rout.

The Welshman went onto to net the fifth goal against the team he infamously almost joined in January of last year.

Daniel James scored Man Utd’s fifth in the 6-2 demolition of Leeds at Old Trafford

After playing 46 times in all competitions in his first season at Old Trafford, the 23-year-old has been made to wait for opportunities this time around.

The start against Leeds was his first in the league since October and he certainly made the most of his opportunity.

And United legend Roy Keane felt that after scoring, it was a weight off the shoulders of the former Swansea City man, who ran Marcelo Bielsa’s side ragged.

Roy Keane praised Solskjaer’s treatment of James and felt he could see the relief on his face after scoring

“He’s had a tough time. A tough times since he’s come to United,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I think he started off his career at United very, very well. He’s had a tough few months. Again, credit to Ole. He probably thought this will be his type of game – it’s going to be open.

“I can always tell by a player’s face when a ball goes in. Again he’s running forward, he’s nice and brave. Going to Man United was a big move for him.

“Look at his face [after scoring] and it a meant a lot to the kid. And I’m delighted for the kid. Listen, playing for Man United is not as easy as everyone thinks – there’s lots of pressure. It was a big relief for him”

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James nearly joined Leeds from Swansea City in the January window in 2019

Solskjaer was full of praise for James following the win, but did take aim at officials that decided to book him for simulation after he went down under a challenge from Liam Cooper.

“He’s proven time and time again how he can improve our performances at times with his exceptional pace.,” Solskjaer said.

“It’s not that I’m too worried about it but it does do my head in when he gets a yellow card when he should have had a penalty, it’s a foul, and he’s almost been labelled as a diver before.”

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