Wales International admits he stepped back in his shell at Old Trafford, offering a clean slate with Leeds
Daniel James acknowledged fears of a lack of playing time at Manchester United that led him to take the “safe” option, while Wales International acknowledged that he had previously played a “dangerous” game. Sealing the summer switch in Leeds.
The 23-year-old forward played 74 games in two full seasons at Old Trafford, scoring nine goals, but he was Never a guaranteed starter and faced stiff competition for places. All his time with the Premier League heavyweights.
He acknowledges that considering his role in Ole Gunnar Solskjیرr’s projects has changed his game, which is one of his best assets.
What has been said?
James explained. Telegraph. About risk aversion at Old Trafford: “I think everyone goes through that part of their career where you don’t realize something is happening until you look back and look good around you. Don’t let people analyze it.
“I started thinking, ‘What does he do that I can do?’ Instead of just thinking about your game and being yourself.
I was bought to play straight, running backwards, running with the ball, trying things out and not being afraid of losing the ball but slowly I started to get away from it and started playing a little safer.
“When I stepped back, it was like being straight, being that person.
“Safe is dangerous in the position I play in. You’re not there to do that – you’re there to score goals and make assists and get yourself on and off the ball.”
Will James discover his spark in Leeds?
Marcelo Belsa has finally brought his man closer to signing with James during the 2019 winter transfer window.
Leeds fans have always been good for Welshman when they see a deadline break, with all concerned now making a fresh start in 2021-22.
James added on his new start: “Two and a half years ago I signed for almost a club and a few weeks later I played there with Swansea and had a laugh that day because I have never experienced a game. What happened when someone chanted the name of an opposition player?
“It was the moment when you were floating almost out of your body and wondering, ‘Is this really happening?’ [the Leeds striker] Patrick Bamford returned shortly afterwards.
“Going through that, being in the other team at the moment, it would be great to see how it is now. I’m actually playing for Leeds. I can’t wait to be on Eland Road.”
Leeds will return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Liverpool, making their debut with James Line.