Solskjaer issues response to potential £15m Daniel James transfer


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained tight-lipped when asked about Manchester United’s £15million move for Daniel James.

United’s £15million offer dwarves what Leeds were prepared to pay, but James is seen as a relatively risk-free signing as Solskjaer looks to add more pace and drive to his attack.

However, the United boss was giving little away when asked about James at his press conference on Friday morning.

“I don’t know how man names have been mentioned,” said Solskjaer. “There are players I have barely seen who it says we are going to sign.

“The earlier you can do the transfers, the better it is.”

Pushed further on James, Solskjaer remained coy, adding: “I can’t comment on every single individual.

“I don’t like when others talk about my players, I won’t talk about others.”


James has been tipped for a bright future by Wales boss Ryan Giggs.

That has seen him tipped for a big future by boss Ryan Giggs.

“He’s a talent,” said Giggs.”When you’ve got that raw pace, you’re a threat at any level.

“So as a winger, obviously for me playing as a winger, when I was younger, you then have to develop the other parts of your game which I feel he is doing.

“He’s played up front as well which will help him because that gives you an appreciation of what you need to do.”