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Daniel James couldn’t have ‘imagined better’ Manchester United debut

Mobbed: James is congratulated by his team mates after scoring in his debut

DANIEL JAMES says he couldn’t have scripted his Manchester United debut any better after coming off the bench to score in yesterday’s 4-0 thrashing against Chelsea.

Anthony Martial and Rashford netted in quick succession, before summer signing James came off the bench to score in the 81st minute of a dream debut.

‘I don’t think you could write it, really,’ the former Swansea flyer said.

‘As soon as I signed here, I dreamed of something like that to happen and it did today.

‘To score on my debut and to win 4-0 at Old Trafford in the first game, no, I don’t think you could [imagine that].’

James was Solskjaer’s first signing as United manager and eyebrows were raised at his place on the bench rather than the starting line-up given his fine pre-season performances.

The Wales winger would eventually be introduced as a 74th-minute substitute and wasted little time making an impression on the Old Trafford faithful.

‘I think it was about being calm,’ he said of his competitive debut for United.

‘I came on at 3-0, which obviously dampened [the nerves] a bit.

‘For me, it was just going out there and enjoying it, and obviously if I get an opportunity try and take them, and thankfully I did.’

But the level-headed Welshman is not getting carried away with the curtain-raising triumph as Solskjaer’s side rode their luck at times against Chelsea.

‘We’ve got a big, big test at Wolves next week and obviously they’ve shown how good they were, especially against us last season, so we’ve got to be prepared for that,’ he added.