Daniel James has been ruled out for the foreseeable future due to injury.
Manchester United’s time is now. We’re just 24 hours away from our Europa League second leg against AS Roma, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to break his semi-final hoodoo at the fifth time of asking.
The travelling squad has now been confirmed, while the eagle-eyed amongst you will notice one absentee; Daniel James.
Our Wales winger has drifted in and out of the team this season, which was to be expected. However, he will not feature tomorrow.
While speaking to club officials, Solskjaer confirmed that the 23-year-old has been dealt an injury blow, though he wouldn’t go into specifics. He did say he’ll miss the AS Roma game tomorrow, while adding he’ll be out for a ‘little while’…
Check out what the gaffer had to say on James’ injury here:
“We didn’t get any injuries at the weekend,” said Solskjaer, exclusively to the club website.
“We trained well after that. But Dan James is not available. He’s still out for a little while.”
I get it, James isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, games like tomorrow would have been perfect for him. Roma have to come out and attack from the first minute, leaving plenty of space on the counter. The Welshman’s pace would have been a huge asset.
With games now coming thick and fast, James is that sort of player who can dip in and out of the side when needed. With United playing four times over the next week, this one is a pretty significant loss.
Fortunately, our only meaningful games from here on out are in Europe. I’d like to think James will be back for any potential final, seeing as we’re still a few weeks from that prospect.
For James, it’s now about keeping in a good place mentally, while working hard on his fitness as soon as he can get back out on the grass. He’s not someone who gets injured all that frequently as he clearly looks after his body, so hopefully, he’s back speedily.
Get well soon, Dan!