Manchester United winger Daniel James has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has encouraged him to get in behind opponents more often.
The Red Devils boss is said to be keen for his side to not just play in front of the opposition, and James said he tried to use his pace to get into danger areas from the flanks against Perth Glory:
“There were quite a few times I got in there, that’s what we want to do, we want to try and get in behind the opposition not just play in front and that’s what the gaffer has been speaking to me a lot about doing that. And it’s important for me to do it for him.”
James impressed on his first appearance for United. The 2-0 win was a good pre-season test against the A-League outfit, but the team will face better opposition in the coming weeks.
They continue their Australian tour when they face old rivals Leeds United on Wednesday which is always a spicy encounter given the history between the two clubs and how Sir Alex managed to basically “steal” Eric Cantona for less than £2million and also secured Rio Ferdinand when the West Yorkshire team were starting to crumble financially. Then the Red-Devils will be travelling to Singapore to play Serie A club Inter Milan where we may well see more from the clubs youngsters.
United conclude their Far East trip with a game in China against Tottenham Hotspur, which takes place on the 25th of July. The Manchester club then have two more friendlies against Norwegian side Kristiansund and AC Milan.