Daniel James will face his former Manchester United side when the Reds face Leeds on Sunday and the Welshman will happily celebrate if he scores at Elland Road
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Daniel James claims he won’t have any problem celebrating if he scores for Leeds United against his former side Manchester United.
The Welsh winger moved from Old Trafford to Elland Road at the end of the summer transfer window.
Several players have famously crossed the divide over the years, with Eric Cantona and Alan Smith being the most famous to do so.
He wore the red shirt in the opening match of the season, a match in which the Reds beat their Yorkshire rivals 5-1.
James’ has now changed allegiance and will be looking to boost Leeds’ bid to maintain the lead.
The 24-year-old has scored four goals this term and will celebrate in front of a home crowd if he scores on Sunday afternoon.
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He told the Times: “Will I celebrate if I score? Of course I do. I have no grudge against Man United. I left with good reason.
“I still have a lot of friends there. It’s a great feeling to score a goal. So of course I’m going to celebrate.”
James recently scored a brace in a 3-3 draw with Aston Villa.
Leeds have been without Patrick Bamford for most of the season, meaning others have had to replace Marcelo Bielsa tweaking his system.
James was among those asked to take on more responsibility and played in the drunken game last weekend at Everton.
The Toffees won 3-0 as Leeds put on a lackluster performance and their manager offered candid assessments of his side and his Wales international.
He said: “Like the whole team, he had some good moments and some not so good moments. Moreover, there were three matches with the result where the whole team showed a good form and in the last game. Eventually that level has dropped.”
Bielsa called on James to be more productive in his final third game with the player himself far from being in top form.
“We talked about it the other day, I want to score more goals and get more assists, I have to keep believing and doing those things,” James said on the club’s website. recent club.
“I have two but I need to keep pushing and keep running. Gaffer kept telling me to get into these positions, so if you’re not there, you’re not going to score. “
Leeds are currently in 15th place – six points ahead of Norwich City at 18th having played one game less.
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