Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs makes incredible claim about £15m new signing Daniel James

Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs makes incredible claim about £15m new signing Daniel James

That’s according to Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs.

United formally announced the signing of James from Swansea on Wednesday for £15m.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a superb breakout season in the Championship last term, even earning a call-up to the senior Wales squad from manager Giggs.

And the former Red Devils winger has made a massive claim about James’ pace, having seen him excel on the national stage, also tipping him for big things at Old Trafford.

“I’ve probably not seen anyone as quick as him in my whole career”

Ryan Giggs

“First of all, his best attribute is his speed. I mean, I’ve probably not seen anyone as quick as him in my whole career,” Giggs said.

“That’s a big shout, because obviously I’ve played [with] and played against quick players.

“He can play a number of positions – anywhere across the front three, really – and, this year, he’s played quite a bit for Swansea up front, which he’s not done a lot of in the past, but he’s looked comfortable.

“He’s a nightmare for defenders. He’s not that big, so it’s hard to get your arm across him. He’s both-footed, can score goals, create goals.”

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has made an incredible claim about £15m new signing Daniel James

Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs has made an incredible claim about £15m new signing Daniel James (Pic: GETTY)

Ryan Giggs has coached Daniel James for months at Wales

Giggs has coached James for months at Wales (Pic: GETTY)

Giggs also paid homage to James’ mentality, insisting he has shown just how determined he is despite a number of setbacks.

“He’s got a really good temperament as well. He went through a tough stage where he went out on loan [to Shrewsbury], and it didn’t quite work out,” Giggs continued.

“He came back, did really well for Swansea and then, it was well documented, at the turn of the year, his move to Leeds fell through.

“Then, after that, really, he’s just been on fire. So it just shows the strength of character that he has got, because I know that he was close to moving.

“He didn’t let it get to him; he just concentrated, knuckled down, did really well for me [for Wales] against Slovakia, obviously scored the winning goal, and he’s just got better and better all season.

“He’s still young, still learning the game, but he’s a speed merchant and I’m sure he’ll be a nightmare for defenders on that big Old Trafford pitch.”

James has signed on a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year.

Daniel James enjoyed a superb season for Swansea last term

James enjoyed a superb season for Swansea last term (Pic: GETTY)

“He didn’t let it get to him; he just concentrated, knuckled down, did really well for me [for Wales] against Slovakia, obviously scored the winning goal, and he’s just got better and better all season.

“He’s still young, still learning the game, but he’s a speed merchant and I’m sure he’ll be a nightmare for defenders on that big Old Trafford pitch.”

James has signed on a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year.

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