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Daniel James relishing Amad Diallo competition

Manchester United attacker Daniel James says that he is relishing the competition for places at Old Trafford.

Manchester United attacker Daniel James has insisted that he is relishing the competition for places at Old Trafford and is ready to embrace the 'challenge' of battling Amad Diallo for a spot in the side.

Diallo, who officially arrived at United from Atalanta BC in January, made his debut for the 20-time English champions against Real Sociedad in the Europa League last week.

The 18-year-old is expected to be involved in the first team between now and the end of the season, while James has recently worked his way back into the side, scoring three times in his last three appearances.

The Wales international has said that he is determined to continue giving head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "a headache" when it comes to picking a team.

"It's always great for other players to come in, I don't take it as something to be down about – I take it as a challenge,' James told BT Sport. "There's always going to be challenging moments here because we've got unbelievable players in the position I play and it helps me, it drives me on.

"I don't take that as a bad thing, at the moment it's about giving the manager a headache, I think that's what he wants, to be able to have a selection of players and not make it easy for him. I'd like to think I've done that from things he says every day that he's got a [selection] headache and I've got to keep giving him that."

James has scored five times in 13 appearances for the Red Devils during the 2020-21 campaign.

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