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Solskjaer tips Daniel James to be an ‘exciting’ player after promising Manchester United debut

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks new Manchester United signing Daniel James will prove to be an ‘exciting’ player after watching him make his first outing for the club this afternoon.

After two weeks of hard pre-season training, Manchester United finally got some minutes into their legs, playing their first friendly against A-League side Perth Glory in Western Australia.

The Old Trafford outfit ran out 2-0 winners thanks to second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and youngster James Garner, who struck within minutes of his late introduction.

With his side looking to build their fitness ahead of the upcoming Premier League season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played two separate sides in each half, with summer signing Dan James playing in the first 45 minutes of the game.

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The Wales international operated down each flank at times, and showed bursts of his lightning pace, and speaking after the game the United boss tipped him to provide many exciting moments with the Red Devils.

“He is sharp and he started well,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

“It was a good start for him and we’ll nurture him and he’ll be exciting to watch for many, many games I think.”

Speaking about the game itself, the Norwegian was pleased to see his side break down the ‘disciplined’ Aussie outfit.

“It was a game where we had the ball all the time more or less and we kept possession well. We played against a well-organised, disciplined team that didn’t really give us too many gaps,” he added.

“We created half-chances. We got 45 minutes of work for most of them, which was the main objective of today, and of course you always like to win games.”

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