Man Utd to ‘offer new deal’ to Daniel James following arrival of Jadon Sancho

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be looking for silverware after bringing in Jadon Sancho – but that move will not force Daniel James out the door at Old Trafford.

The Wales forward has shown glimpses of his ability since joining from Swansea back in 2019, making 33 Premier League appearances in 2019/20 but only 15 during 2020/21.

With Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both options on the wing for Solskjaer, the arrival of Sancho has left James' chances of getting regular starts looking rather bleak.

Leeds meanwhile have been interested in the 23-year-old in the past, and he was even snapped holding up a shirt of theirs before a £10m transfer fell through in early 2019.

Despite the situation, The Sun report that United are planning to keep hold of James for the upcoming campaign, and have an eye on the injury situation regarding Rashford.

The England forward looks set to miss the start of the new season, and the Red Devils could even give James a confidence boost by handing him a new contract of his own.

The Norwegian boss said of the speedster earlier this year: “He never disappeared. He has been working hard behind the scenes and always been available.

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“He is always a player you can use in different areas with his energy and pace.

“We work with him, we try to help everyone. But of course Dan came from the Championship, he hit a few goals in the first games and it is bound to take some energy from you.

“He has knuckled down and really worked to get back to full fitness but maybe more so confidence, to believe in himself.”

With James saying of his failed move to Leeds in March: "I signed all the contract, did the interviews, picked my shirt number, did all the pictures and I thought it was done.

“I then was told it wasn’t done, there was one more piece of paper [that they were waiting for] from Swansea to Leeds for them to agree the deal of how it was going to happen.

“It got to one minute to 11 and I was like ‘what’s going on?’. They came in and Victor [Orta], the chief executive of Leeds came in and was very upset at what had happened.”

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