Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says Daniel James reminds him of a young Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes Daniel James is like a young Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Welshman is fouled more than most Premier League players due to his quick feet and dribbling ability.
The ex-Swansea winger, who turns 22 on Sunday, has been a bright spark in what has been an underwhelming start to the campaign for United.
He has netted three goals in his opening 11 matches, and his national team manager says he sees similarities with Cristiano Ronaldo when he first arrived at Old Trafford.
Giggs said: “Dan takes a lot of knocks but gets up, gets on with it and demands the ball back.
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“Ronaldo, especially earlier on in his career, took a lot of knocks and would still demand the ball. It shows huge bravery.
“It was a physical game. You’ve got to stand up for yourself. You’ve got to trust in the referee as well that he protects the players.
“Over the years forwards have been more and more protected. But we have a few players who receive nasty treatment because of the quality they possess.”
Giggs continued to say that he is not surpised that James has become a favourite with Red Devils fans.
“United fans like players who like to attack, who gets the fans off their feet — and he’s somebody who does that,” he continued.
“With the form he’s in, he has been outstanding and a constant threat. He’s added goals and assists, which is a wingers’ game. He will get better and better — and I’m pleased for him.”
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