Manchester United fans have been lauding summer arrival Daniel James after a comparison was made with Arsenal man Nicolas Pepe.
James has scored more goals and contributed the same number of assists as the £72m man, despite costing a mere £15m from Championship side Swansea.
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The Wales international has starred for the north-west club this season, being the second-most fouled player during a brilliant opening few months at the start of his Premier League career (via WhoScored).
He is also reliable on the ball, having been dispossessed fewer amount of times per game than Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.
Meanwhile, Pepe has struggled at the Emirates Stadium with his own manager, Unai Emery, claiming the Ivorian could struggle for the whole 2019/2020 campaign (via Sky Sports).
Fans took to Twitter to laud their young Welsh winger, with one supporter evening claiming that he is better than Atletico Madrid’s £113m signing, Joao Felix.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:
Dan James is better than Pepe hands down https://t.co/JhUCnz0MVN
— Frank Curtis (@Curtis_gh) November 11, 2019
Dan James is actually a better player than João Felix https://t.co/67Jrzx1iPr
— Jak (@Maxxn0) November 11, 2019
As rivals, can we agree city got robbed yesterday, and that dan James is better than Pepe
— Harry (@Harry_Jennings7) November 11, 2019
Is #DanJames the solution to the RW problem at #MUFC? The narrative seems to indicate that Sancho would come in and take his starting role – but I’m interested to see where we stand at the end of a full season. James is invaluable to #MUFC right now.
— Andrew Norman (@andyjohnnorman) November 12, 2019
Dan James came in and suddenly #mufc crossing game is improved. 👊🏼
— Patriot (@PatriotOfori) November 12, 2019
— ً (@D4NlELL) November 12, 2019
DANIEL JAMES was once thought to be just a “funny little fat kid” – now it is the Welsh winger laughing as he continues to shine for Manchester United. Dan James has better stats than Ronaldo after their first 12 games for Manchester United pic.twitter.com/wvn09fcHFQ
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) November 11, 2019
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