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Ryan Giggs compares James to Ronaldo

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Ryan Giggs has claimed the Daniel James reminds him of Cristiano Ronaldo

Daniel James moved to Old Trafford in the summer earlier this season. Since then, James has had a great impact on his team and played a part in five Premier League goals. The Welsh is one of the silver linings in Man United’s poor season.

And former United legend Ryan Giggs was quick to praise the 22-year old. Giggs compared James to Ronaldo and said that the former gets a similar physical treatment that the latter got during his days in Manchester.

“Dan takes a lot of knocks but gets up, gets on with it and demands the ball back,”

“Ronaldo, especially earlier on in his career, took a lot of knocks and would still demand the ball. It shows huge bravery.

“Dan’s a fantastic character and great professional.”

“Over the years forwards have been more and more protected. But we have a few players who receive nasty treatment because of the quality they possess,” Ryan Giggs noted.

“You’ve got to stand up for yourself. You’ve got to trust in the referee as well that he protects the players.”

“United fans like players who like to attack, who gets the fans off their feet — and he’s somebody who does that,” Ryan Giggs said.

“With the form he’s in, he has been outstanding and a constant threat. He’s added goals and assists, which is a wingers’ game. He will get better and better — and I’m pleased for him.”