Manchester United signing Daniel James has made his mark on his new team-mates after besting them in the squad’s early pre-season fitness tests.
The Welshman joined United from Swansea in a deal worth £15m this summer.
He arrived ready to go after going on an individual warm-weather training programme in Dubai at the end of last month.
And it looks to have paid off, according to The Sun.
James – who flew out with the squad on their pre-season tour of Australia – is understood to have maxed out the bleep tests.
An Old Trafford source said: “He is clearly ahead of the game. He has topped all the early fitness charts. Ole was impressed with seeing him doing his own work.
“He came out top in the sprints, even the short ones, by a good margin of five or so yards. He did one fifty metre sprint that left team-mates five metres behind him and also maxing out the bleep test.”