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Wales legend Neville Southall tips Daniel James for strong season at Manchester United

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Wales legend Neville Southall has tipped Daniel James for a successful season at Manchester United following his summer switch to Old Trafford.

James joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side for a £20m fee from Swansea in July after direct involvement in 15 goals in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

It took the winger just seven minutes to score on his competitive debut for the club, being brought on as a 74th minute substitute for Andreas Pereira, netting the fourth in United's convincing victory over Chelsea.

Speaking prior to that win, Southall said: "He’s [James] playing like a kid with no fear and if he can carry it on he’ll be fantastic.

"At the moment he is sort of naïve, but he’s gone in and he’s done what he needed to do. I think if he can carry on playing with freedom like Ryan [Giggs] did, then I think he’ll be great.

"It is really good that he has a manager like Ryan at Wales. I think he’ll be the type of player that Old Trafford give a standing ovation to because he’s positive and he’s quick."

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Daniel James beats Kepa Arrizabalaga to score for Manchester United

James' form last season earned him his first senior Wales cap in November, going on to make a further three appearances for his country.

He also netted his first senior international goal in their narrow 1-0 European Championship qualifier win over Slovakia.

"It’s going to be interesting with Wales," Southall said on James' national team impact. "As he becomes more prominent and with Gareth [Bale] being 30-odd, the roles might reverse.

"At the moment he is one among many and once you become like Ryan [Giggs] or Gareth [Bale], you have to deal with the other stuff football throws at you and it’s whether he will be up to the challenge.

"If he can become the main man and deal with everything thrown at him then that will be great for Wales and great for Manchester United and to be fair it would be great for football."

Neville Southall was speaking to VoucherCodes.co.uk as part of their Greatest Savers campaign.

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