Manchester United youngster Daniel James has named Red Devils team-mate, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Chelsea‘s Reece James as the hardest defenders he has ever faced. The young United star was answering to a question asked during a Combat Corona Twitch FIFA competition [via Metro].
The 22-year-old had a good start to life at Old Trafford this season as the pacey winger managed to amass three goals and gave assistance to a further SIX in the Premier League before action in the English top-flight was suspended to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The former Swansea star has proven to be a tough nut to crack for opponents this season as defenders found it difficult to thwart ‘one of the fastest players’ in the Premier League from wreaking havoc.
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His United team-mate, Wan-Bissaka has been doing decently for United this season. Not many players have gone past the full-back, who has been named the hardest defender by James. “For me it’s obviously got to be Aaron. I don’t think we’ve seen many player get past him.”
James had also come up against Reece when the now Chelsea full-back was playing for Wigan Athletic. The United winger also named the Reece James along with Bissaka when it comes to the hardest defender he’s faced.
“And the Reece James, definitely. I played him last season at Wigan, and he was definitely… and obviously he’s been playing this season as well. I’d say those two.” James revealed.