DANIEL JAMES has stunned his Manchester United team-mates by topping the pre-season fitness tests.
The Welsh winger was snapped-up by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for just £15m from Swansea this summer.
The 21-year-old had prepared himself for the new campaign by going warm-weather training in Dubai.
And he has impressed the United backroom staff and players after coming top of the long and short sprints.
James – who flew out with the squad on their pre-season tour of Australia – is also understood to have maxed out the bleep tests.
An Old Trafford source said: “The word from Carrington is very encouraging on young James.
“He is clearly ahead of the game. He has topped all the early fitness charts. Ole was impressed with seeing him doing his own work.
“He came out top in the sprints, even the short ones, by a good margin of five or so yards.
“He did one fifty metre sprint that left team-mates five metres behind him and also maxing out the bleep test.”
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It is understood James has settled in well at United and has already made pals with his quiet and respectful manner.
Solskjaer is planning to ease him into the starting XI in the Premier League.
But will give him a chance during the pre-season matches against Leeds and Perth Glory.
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