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Manchester United winger Daniel James reveals he modelled his game on ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard

Manchester United ace Daniel James would learn from watching former Chelsea star Eden Hazard as a youngster
Manchester United star would study from watching as a teenager (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United new boy Daniel James has revealed how he tried to mannequin his game on Eden Hazard when the Belgian was a Chelsea participant.

In an in any other case disappointing begin to the season, James has shone for the Red Devils, with three objectives in 9 appearances following his £15million transfer from Swansea City this summer season.

It’s been a meteoric rise for James who solely turned an everyday at Swansea final time period and the Wales worldwide admits he nonetheless can’t recover from the very fact he now performs for United.

‘I still don’t consider I’m a Manchester United participant, it’s the stuff you dream of,’ James informed BBC Sport.

James has scored three goals in his opening nine appearances for United
James has scored three objectives in his opening 9 appearances for United (Picture: Getty)

‘Even though I’m within the altering room and I do know I’m, you continue to should pinch your self each night time that you could say you’re a Manchester United participant.

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‘To play here is an honour that I’ll grasp each game. I’ve began higher than I assumed I’d.

‘This membership is superb. Coming out on the Theatre of Dreams is unbelievable.

‘I’ll at all times find it irresistible and by no means get used to the sound of the followers. I wish to be on the membership my entire profession.

‘When I see scarves or shirts, I believe: “Why have they got my name on? They could have [Paul] Pogba or [Marcus] Rashford or [Jesse] Lingard.”

‘When people ask for pictures, I’ll suppose: “You don’t want one of me, you want one with them.”‘

James looked up to Hazard when the winger was at Chelsea
James seemed as much as Hazard when the winger was at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

James has lifted the lid on how, as a teenager at Swansea, he would study from watching Hazard terrorising defenders with tempo and trickery.

‘The way Hazard was at Chelsea – his movement in behind, when to go and when to stay – he’s so fast, however the best way he stops individuals and goes, and little one-twos, getting pictures off shortly is one thing he’s finished his entire profession.

‘Getting in the box for tap-ins is something I need to improve on. When Hazard does a one-two you can’t get anyplace close to him.

‘When I was younger, people said to me you won’t at all times be capable of rely on velocity. I used to only kick it previous gamers and run – however these days that received’t occur, particularly when individuals financial institution up on me.’

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