Dan James’ Man Utd spell has been a rollercoaster ride, from a blazing start to social media backlash.
James joined Manchester United from Swansea City in the summer of 2019, but he had a difficult time at Old Trafford.
Dan James’ Manchester United career has come to an end, barely two years after he transferred from Swansea City to Old Trafford. The Welshman’s time has not always been pleasant, with him frequently becoming the target of social media trolls whenever United faltered.
Adidas and Manchester United have unveiled their official 2021/22 home jersey, which features a modern take on the club’s traditional designs.
When he joined the Red Devils as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first summer acquisition in June 2019, nobody anticipated him to stay that long.
James joined United for £15 million from Swansea City in the Championship, where he scored five goals and added ten assists.
On his debut off the bench, he scored the game’s final goal in a 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea, giving him the finest possible start to his United career.
The winger was United’s leading scorer, player of the month, and goal of the month by the end of August 2019.
He made such an impression on Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he was dubbed a “example for everyone.”
But that was likely as good as it got for James in his United tenure, with his second goal of August becoming the catalyst for fans to turn on him.
He superbly curled in an 89th-minute equalize against Crystal Palace, but instead of sprinting back to the halfway line in pursuit of a victory, he chose to pose in front of the Stretford End to celebrate.
After Palace scored a late winner, United supporters slammed James for appearing to be content with a point.
The Welshman’s luck did not improve as he finished the season with no more goals, trailing Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and even Mason Greenwood.
Only five players made more appearances than him in Solskjaer’s first season, thus he had certainly made an impression.
However, he struggled mightily in his second season, appearing in only three of United’s first 13 league games.
James would only appear in the Premier League 15 times in total, with Rashford, Martial, Greenwood, and Paul Pogba squeezing him out.
James had, by his own admission, lost his path. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”