Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad lacks depth and quality. This has been evident, if not proven, by their last three fixtures where the side was unable to get a win.
Whilst there are players of quality in the side, such as Paul Pogba, David De Gea, Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof, Fred and Anthony Martial, each of these players have under-performed be it the fault of their own, the tactics or the lack of quality in teammates.
However, three players have stood out for Man Utd so far this season, and each of them shares one thing in common…
Harry Maguire (£80m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£50m) and Daniel James (£15m) have undoubtedly been the beacons of hope in Man Utd’s squad this season.
The three of them are the only contenders for Man Utd’s Player of the Month, which says a lot about the rest of the squad.
Each of them were signed this summer by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Despite his tactics and decision making being questionable, his ability to bring in good talent and let go of ‘deadwood’ has been second to none in Man Utd’s history. Perhaps the position of Director of Football would be better suited to him!
Daniel James was Solskjaer’s first signing, coming from Swansea, the Welshman was heavily promoted by Ryan Giggs, who played a big part of his move to Old Trafford.
Upon his arrival, and during pre-season, Daniel James received non-toxic criticism regarding his role at the club. Fans were convinced that James would be a ‘super-sub’ or a prospect for the future.
Proving them wrong, Daniel James has started three of four games, bagging himself three very well taken goals. James is Man Utd’s top scorer in the season so far.
Furthermore, he has been the most dangerous player for Man Utd going forward. Against Southampton, he was robbed of two or three assists due to Marcus Rashford being unable to take his chances.
It appears that the little Welshman is showing up his under-performing teammates, as he earns considerably less on a weekly basis.