New club signing Daniel James has paid tribute to Ryan Giggs after the Manchester United legend gave him some key advice after joining the club from Swansea earlier this summer.
The Wales international became the first signing of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reign earlier this month when United agreed an initial £15million fee with Swansea.
James has impressed his new manager with his application and enthusiasm during his initial training sessions and caught the eye on his debut during Saturday’s 2-0 pre-season win over Perth Glory.
United legend, Ryan Giggs handed the 21-year-old his first senior national team cap last November, and also contacted the youngster after he completed his dream move to Old Trafford.
The player had this to say: “The way he [Giggs] brought me and a lot of other youngsters through has been amazing.
“He spoke to me when I first signed for United. His advice was to be myself, which is what I will try to do.
“He wasn’t a bad player was he? What he did at Manchester United was amazing. Every young winger looks up to a person like him.
“He was playing in the Premier League until he was 40 and he was still beating players. Credit to him, the way he looks after his body.
“It is amazing for me, when I go away on internationals, to learn from people like him. He is obviously someone I aspire to be like.”