Manchester United’s performance in their first game back in the Premier League was sort of a mixed bag for the fans.
The Red Devils battled it out with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs to churn out a point at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
The game itself was a story of two halves, with Tottenham dominating the proceedings in the first 45 minutes, only to be outplayed by a revamped United in the second.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be relieved to have played his cards right in the second half by bringing on Paul Pogba and academy product Mason Greenwood.
While the Frenchman was able to leave a direct mark on the game by earning a penalty, the 18-year-old’s inclusion was equally impactful in securing the draw for United.
Daniel James’ night to forget
A shambolic 62-minute appearance on the pitch eventually saw Daniel James make way for Mason Greenwood.
The Welshman found himself losing out to Ben Davies throughout his time on the pitch. The 22-year-old was incredibly wasteful with the ball during the instances in which he did manage to find some space.
His performance has led the United faithful to question Solskjaer’s preferences in the starting lineup.
Daniel James has started 26 matches from the offset out of his 28 appearances in the Premier League.
Although it might be a tad too early to shift the blame entirely towards the young summer signing, there’s no doubt that the former Swansea winger would be feeling the pressure of expectations at Old Trafford.
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