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Manchester United: Dan James has awful afternoon vs Leeds

Manchester United were left frustrated at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon as they could only draw 0-0 with Leeds.

After a 6-2 thriller at Old Trafford between the two earlier in the campaign, the same could have been expected of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops but that kind of game did not transpire at all, with the defences eventually coming out on top.

Who was worse vs Leeds?

Daniel James

Daniel James

Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire

Somebody else?

Somebody else?

One of the main culprits of the Red Devils’ woeful attacking play was Daniel James who was surprisingly granted his first Premier League start in over a month in Yorkshire.

Ironically playing against a side who he could potentially have represented, the 19-cap Welsh international might as well have actually been wearing a white shirt.

He did not have a single shot throughout the entire game (according to WhoScored) and even when presented with the opportunity to find the net in the second half, he dallied for far too long, giving Ezgjan Alioski the chance to get back and produce a vital challenge.

James’ underwhelming contributions did not improve from there as he did not contribute a key pass, whilst providing only one cross for his teammates. His pass completion rate of 75% was only worsened by Marcus Rashford in terms of the players who started the game for the Red Devils.

As a matter of fact, the 23-year-old only contributed 24 passes in all throughout the entire game which was one less than the total United goalkeeper Dean Henderson managed to accumulate throughout his personal display.

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The only real positive that James could be awarded was the fact that he managed to complete three dribbles against Leeds, only Aaron Wan-Bissaka beating that number in the Manchester United side.

His bitterly disappointing afternoon was eventually brought to an end in the 75th minute of the game as he was replaced by midfielder Paul Pogba and it was no shock to see him hooked.

AND in more news, take a look at how we rated the rest of the Manchester United team at Elland Road…

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