New contender enters four-team January mix for resurgent Man Utd star

Date published: Monday 28th December 2020 8:21


Sam Allardyce’s West Brom are the latest Premier League team hoping to secure a January loan move for a resurgent Man Utd forward.

Despite vocal criticism, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has guided Man Utd to a strong domestic campaign thus far.

Progress to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup was achieved last week. While six victories have been secured from their last eight league matches, including a memorable 6-2 defeat over rivals Leeds Utd last week.

One player who played a starring role in that win was Welsh winger Daniel James.

The 23-year-old caused havoc down the flank with his pace and vibrancy, topping his display off with a second-half strike.

It was in sharp contrast to his campaign up to that date, with gametime severely limited in the season’s early stages.

Another solid performance against Leicester highlighted his value to Man Utd’s squad, but the latest report from the Daily Star suggests a January exit could still be on the cards.


The outlet reports that West Brom ‘have entered the race’ to land the speedster on loan.

Their interest is matched by fellow top flight sides Leeds Utd, Burnley and Brighton.

Solskjaer is still reportedly ‘yet to decide’ whether he requires James’ services in the second half of the season.

Man Utd ace facing axe?

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Anthony Martial is walking a dangerous selection tightrope with his performances this season, according to one pundit.

The Frenchman showed fantastic form towards the end of last season. Indeed, he netted six goals and laid on four others in the nine games following the coronavirus lockdown.

As such, he looked to have shrugged off the long-standing criticism over his consistency at Old Trafford. While the forward had previously shown glimpses of his talent, he had struggled to perform on a regular basis.

Despite his run of form last term, however, Martial has once again failed to show consistency. The 25-year-old has only scored one top-flight goal in 10 games. What’s more, he has missed three Premier League games through suspension.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Trevor Sinclair insisted that Martial could face the axe from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if his form does not improve.

How many chances does Anthony Martial want?” the pundit said.

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