Manchester United attacker backed to regain top form after being dropped by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has backed Daniel James to regain top form after being dropped from the team in recent games.

Speaking to the Webby & O’Neill channel, Giggs explained: “He came in and scored on his home debut against Chelsea and did really well but it’s not easy when defences and everyone is behind the ball.

“Then what happens is you try too hard and you don’t have your natural game. He is still young because he’s only really had one season at Swansea. He’d been on loan moves to Shrewsbury.

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“He is definitely a player that will get better because he wants to get better, he’s a great lad.

“Even if he’s not having a really great game he’s always putting the opposition on the back foot because they know what he’s capable of [with his speed].”

When asked about his role in the player’s transfer to the Theatre of Dreams, the Wales Coach admitted: “Ole was the one that came to me, it wasn’t the other way around.

“It was last season. He nearly went to Leeds before that so Ole knew about him and the club had been watching him.

“It was a no-brainer. He’s like that [on an upward trajectory] in his career. As a lad he’s a great lad as well, he wants to get better and he’s someone that wants to learn. He’s someone I thought would be suited to this place.”

The Welsh winger has struggled for form lately and has seen his place in the starting XI taken by Mason Greenwood.