After a barn-storming performance and result against Chelsea to kick off the Premier League campaign, Manchester United have suffered a major dip in form.
The Red Devils followed up a shock defeat to Crystal Palace with a 1-1 draw away at ten-man Southampton, and it means the club have picked up just five points from their opening four league games.
However, one silver lining for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has been the explosive start enjoyed by summer signing Daniel James, who notched his third Premier League goal of the campaign at St Mary’s.
The strike means he has already equalled Alexis Sanchez’s record of three league goals, although it took the Chilean 45 games to do so himself.
Despite the disappointing draw to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, United fans took to Twitter to hail James for his eye-catching performance.
Many supporters of the Manchester side hailed the 21-year-old’s work on the wing, with the Welshman registering five shots and a joint game-high six crosses.
Some United fans admitted James may have been the only positive from the game, and labelled him an “absolute baller”.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Daniel James once again was on his job & scored a brilliant goal. Coming into a club like United from a lower league and having the pressure to perform straight away is hard and he’s done it at ease. 3 goals in 4, our bright spark going forward. Deserves all the plaudits.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 31, 2019
Daniel James is the perfect winger if you’re actually a good Striker. The amount of crosses he made that flashed across goal whilst no one bothered to attack the ball was a joke
— V (@Vthota111) August 31, 2019
Daniel James has been the best signing by United for a while now. One of the best players in our team rn
— Habib Ali (@Habibali246) August 31, 2019
Only positive so far this season!
— Thee Augustine Utd (@AugustineUtd) August 31, 2019
Streets are saying Mbappe has posters of Daniel James on his wall
— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) August 31, 2019
Three goals in four games for Daniel James. You just love to see it.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 31, 2019
Our best player today by many, many miles
— Brian (@CaliZonaCat) August 31, 2019
— John Yates (@yaiger_fm) August 31, 2019
— Vtino (@AkpoValentine) August 31, 2019