New Manchester United signing Dan James has admitted that he is expecting some ‘rough treatment’ from Premier League defenders this season.
The 21-year-old made the £18 million move from Swansea to Manchester United this summer, one of only two signings made by the Old Trafford outfit to date.
His arrival certainly fits into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s idea of signing young, exciting British talent, with the Wales international possessing blistering pace and bags of potential.
James showed evidence of that pace during United’s recent pre-season game against Spurs over in Shanghai, with the youngster being on the receiving end of some hefty challenges, with Moussa Sissoko appearing to stamp on the winger and forcing Mauricio to issue a post-match apology.
However, James has said that he is already used to some ‘rough treatment’ and is expecting more of the same this season.
“If you watch any of my games from last season I think it’s going to happen to me every game,” James told the Telegraph.
“I got some rough treatment [against Spurs] but it’s literally every game. I’m used to it. It’s just about getting back up and getting on with it.
“No, it doesn’t bother me, not at all. It’s always going to be part of my game. Being a winger I’m always going to get fouled but it’s just about how you get on with it. I don’t let it get in my head and just keep going.”