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Manchester United Not Planning to Sell Daniel James Despite Signing Jadon Sancho

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester United understood to be keen to keep hold of Daniel James despite signing Jadon Sancho
Manchester United understood to be keen to keep hold of Daniel James despite signing Jadon Sancho / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images
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Manchester United are reportedly planning to keep hold of Daniel James and resist any offers for the winger, despite signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, who will no doubt be the first-choice winger in the starting XI.

James struggled for gametime under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season, making just 11 starts in the Premier League, compared to the 26 he made in his debut campaign following a £15million move from Swansea City in 2019.

The 23-year-old's future at Old Trafford has come under scrutiny following Sancho's arrival, though the Sun reports that United's management have no plans to sell the winger and could even offer him a new contract.

The likes of Leeds United and Brighton are reportedly keen to sign the Welshman, but it is understood that United want to keep hold of him, partly because Marcus Rashford is expected to miss the start of the season.  

Rashford is not expected to return to action until the end of October after undergoing surgery on his shoulder, leaving United short of cover for wide forwards.  James for his part started in United's pre-season friendly during their 4-2 loss to Queens Park Rangers, though he was taken off at half-time.

The winger has so far made 72 appearances for the Red Devils so far, scoring nine goals but is yet to establish himself as a regular starter for the Premier League giants.

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