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The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer record that Daniel James matched on his Manchester United debut against Chelsea

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Daniel James celebrating his debut goal for Manchester United against Chelsea
Daniel James celebrated his Manchester United debut with a objective against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Daniel James loved a dream begin to his Manchester United profession through scoring on his debut right through the 4-Zero thrashing of Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 21-year-old joined United in an £18m deal from Swansea City in the summertime and was once rewarded for his certain presentations right through pre-season with a spot on the bench against Chelsea.

With United cruising 3-Zero courtesy of objectives from Marcus Rashford (2) and Anthony Martial, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the chance at hand James his Premier League debut as an alternative.

James was once presented with 16 mins closing and it took him simply seven to open his account after his deflected shot from Paul Pogba’s go bobbled past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds the Old Trafford faithful
James matched a record set through his supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 1996 (Picture: Getty)

In doing so, James matched a long-standing record set through his supervisor, through turning into United’s joint-fastest scoring debutant within the Premier League generation.

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Solskjaer, who went on to attain 91 Premier League objectives and 126 in United’s colors, were given his first objective on his debut after seven mins against Blackburn Rovers in 1996 after becoming a member of from Molde in Norway.

After the sport, James published what Solskjaer had advised him prior to he got here on, announcing: ‘He just said go out, go and enjoy it, we’re 3-Zero up, so simply move and do what you’ve been doing in pre-season, paintings exhausting and also you’ll get your alternatives.’

He additionally admitted it was once a ‘dream’ to attain in his first sport, announcing: ‘For me it has not settled in yet – to come on, to score at a place like this, to make my debut, it is the first time I have played here, so to score is a dream come true.’

The Wales global will now be pushing for a typical position within the facet forward of Monday night time’s conflict against Wolves at Molineux.

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