Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has recalled Daniel James’ celebration following his goal against Chelsea as one particular moment in which the 21-year-old impressed him at Manchester United.
James, who moved to Old Trafford from Swansea City earlier this summer, has impressed early on in his United career by netting three goals in four Premier League games before being named the club’s Player of the Month for August.
The first of those goals came in the 4-0 defeat of Chelsea on the opening weekend and, speaking about the Player of the Month award in an interview with James on United’s official website, the 21-year-old’s celebration of his debut strike was one moment which caught Evra’s eye.
“I think you deserve it and, to be honest, like I was saying before, I’m really, really happy to give you that trophy because the passion, the love,” the Frenchman said.
I can see it. It’s the best day in your life when you’re playing for this club and we need those players.
“I remember your celebration [against Chelsea] — you gave me goosebumps! I was watching on TV and it was not about your goal, but more about your celebration because it was like ‘the club is on the right way’ because we need players like you.
“Your age doesn’t matter. If you’re young or you’re old, you need to show that passion and that love for this shirt because this badge has a big history.
“I think you understand everything, and I’m convinced, 100 per cent, that you’re going to have an amazing career because you have the right attitude, and that’s important.”
United return from the international break on Saturday with a Premier League tie with Leicester City at Old Trafford.
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