Patrice Evra has given his verdict on Manchester United’s three summer signings.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first summer in charge saw the club spend over £140m on new additions, signing Daniel James from Swansea City and defensive duo Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Leicester and Crystal Palace respectively.
Wales international James has made a huge impression since making the step-up from the Championship, scoring three goals in his first five appearances for the club, and former Manchester United defender Evra has been impressed by the 21-year-old’s ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘passion’ for the club.
“What I love with James is his enthusiasm. Yeah, he’s scored some great goals, he’s playing well, he’s fast, but what I want to see right now is the passion and the love for the badge,” Evra told Sky Sports.
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“His celebrations shows that. He’s got a role model in Ryan Giggs. Maybe it’s a dream for him to play for Manchester United. That’s what I want when they come to this club.”
The former France international also discussed fellow full-back Wan-Bissaka’s impact since moving to Old Trafford, praising the youngster’s ability in one-vs-one situations, whilst he believes fellow new-boy Maguire will have to be ‘strong mentally’ to cope with becoming the world’s most expensive defender following his world-record £80m move.
“[Wan-Bissaka] wants to go forward, he’s a strong defender. Ferguson always said that if you don’t enjoy one-vs-ones, you shouldn’t play for Manchester United. I can see Wan-Bissaka is ready for that and enjoys the challenge.
“[Maguire] will have to work hard because every mistake he’ll make, people will fire shots at him, so he’ll have to be very strong mentally.”
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